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Flu, pneumonia shots available

Winter flu and pneumonia vaccinations will be available at 18 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library locations, beginning later this month.

Shots will be administered by the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York to people 9 and older. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form for children 9 to 17.

The cost, for the uninsured, is $30 for the flu shot and $45 for the pneumonia shot. The shots are free to people covered by BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Health, Medicare (Part B) or Univera.

Swine flu vaccinations will not be available at the clinics.

The schedule:

*Sept. 28 -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.

*Sept. 30 -- 1 to 5 p.m., Niagara Branch Library, 280 Porter Ave.

*Oct. 2 -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave.

*Oct. 6 -- 1 to 5 p.m., Orchard Park Library, 4570 S. Buffalo St.

*Oct. 19 -- noon to 4 p.m., City of Tonawanda Library, 333 Main St..

*Oct. 24 (three sessions) -- noon to 4 p.m. at Audubon Library, 350 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst; noon to 4 p.m. at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lackawanna Library, 560 Ridge Road.

*Oct. 31 (two sessions) -- noon to 4 p.m. at Clarence Town Library, 3 Town Place, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Amherst.

*Nov. 6 (two sessions) -- 1 to 5 p.m., Hamburg Library, 102 Buffalo St., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St.

*Nov. 7 -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grand Island Library, 1715 Bedell Road.

*Nov. 10 -- 2 to 6 p.m., Lancaster Library, 5466 Broadway.

*Nov. 12 (two sessions) -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crane Library, 633 Elmwood Ave., and 2 to 6 p.m., Reinstein Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.

*Nov. 13 (two sessions) -- 1 to 5 p.m., Elma Library, 1860 Bowen Road, and 1 to 5 p.m. Kenmore Library, 160 Delaware Road.

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