Racine County To Offering OD Medicine Training

RACINE COUNTY, WI— As part of a broad effort to help those in need of training, Behavioral Health Services of Racine County is offering to County residents a free webinar on Narcan, a

life-saving medication for opioid overdose.

Narcan (Naloxone) is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of a known or
suspected opioid overdose emergency. It is administered to those who may be showing
signs of breathing problems, severe sleepiness or unresponsiveness.

Narcan is needle-free and ready-to-use.

Opioid overdose can happen even when taking prescription opioids as directed, especially at higher doses and when taken with other sedative substances.

Two webinars will be offered to the public via Zoom on November 9, 2020 — at 9:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/37ummnR.

After the training, participants can pick up Narcan at Racine County offices including the
Racine County Service Center in Burlington (1072 Milwaukee Ave.), the Ives Grove
Office Complex (14200 Washington Ave., Yorkville), and the Dennis Kornwolf Racine
County Service Center (1717 Taylor Ave., Racine).

Dates and times for pick-up will be shared during the trainings.

For more information about Narcan and other substance use treatment options within
Racine County, please call (262) 638-6375.

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Boston Market, Chili’s, Planet Fitness and more offering free food, other services in Massachusetts on Election Day

Election Day is causing some added stress to many across the country but free food might add a bit of positivity to the day.

Companies are offering free food, workouts, massages and other deals regardless if you get that “I voted” sticker.

See below for a full list of companies in Massachusetts offering freebies on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is offering free Bluebikes rides. They will be available in Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, Newton, Somerville and Watertown. Customers just need to download the Bluebikes app and then choose “Adventure Pass” for unlimited two-hour rides on Election Day.

Boston Market is offering a late night deal because “Election Day could stretch well into the evening and beyond.” Customers can get a free slider after 9 p.m. on Election Day.

Chili’s is offering the Presidente Margarita in-restaurant or To-Go for $5. Customers will also get a limited-edition sticker to show your support for the “Margarita Party.” Costumers who share a photo on social media of them enjoying the Presidente with #PresidenteForPrez will be entered for a chance to “Live Like a Presidente for a year.” This includes Margarita Party merch, free Chili’s for a year, your own margarita machine and Chili’s margarita drinkware.

DoorDash won’t have any delivery fees for orders of at least $15 on Election Day. Users just need the promo code “VOTE.” DashPass subscribers that already benefit from free delivery will get 10% off, up to $5, with the code DPVOTE.

Jimmy John’s is celebrating National Sandwich Day, which is also on Nov. 3, with a free sandwich. Customers can buy one 8 inch or 16 inch sandwich using the code “SAVEON2” online or in the app to get 50% off any sandwich. The deal lasts until Nov. 8.

Lyft is offering 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox. Customers just need to use the code 2020VOTE. It also includes bikes and scooters in select cities.

McDonald’s is giving away new bakery items for free, saying Halloween shouldn’t be the only day to treat yourself. The offer lasts from from Nov. 3 through Nov. 9.

Planet Fitness is helping customers “work off election stress” with a free workout and hydromassage. The offer lasts from Nov. 3 through Nov. 8.

Subway is offering a free sandwich when customers buy two.

Uber is offering 50% off roundtrip rides to and from the polls. It also applies on bikes and scooters.

Wendy’s is offering a free Classic Chicken Sandwich with any purchase through Nov. 8.

Be sure to follow all of MassLive’s coverage of the election.

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Washington Offering Free Flu Shots To Uninsured Adults

WASHINGTON — This year’s flu season has been very mild, and state health officials would like to keep it that way.

The Washington State Department of Health has announced a new program, offering free flu shots to uninsured adults at 23 participating Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies across the state.

To qualify for a free shot, patients must be over 18 and uninsured. No proof of residency or immigration status will be required. Flu vaccines are already being offered and the program will run through June of 2021.

Participating Pharmacies in Western Washington

Location

Address

Phone Number

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1546)

221 West Heron Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

(360) 532-8743

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #0531)

101 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002

(253) 735-4404

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #3285)

1275 E Sunset Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 650-1537

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1467)

900 N Callow
Bremerton, WA 98312

(360) 792-9262

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #0474)

1715 Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

(425) 339-9448

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1484)

4128 Rucker Ave
Everett, WA 98203

(425) 258-3552

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1294)

210 Washington Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

(253) 852-5115

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1464)

3215 Harrison Avenue NW
Olympia, WA 98502

(360) 956-3827

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1492)

110 East 3rd Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360) 457-0599

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1563)

200 S 3rd Street
Renton, WA 98057

(425) 226-0325

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1508)

3820 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 725-9887

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #3213)

15332 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 539-5500

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #0329)

1112 South M Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

(253) 627-8840

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #1437)

1302 E 38th Street
Tacoma, WA 98418

(253) 471-1630

Learn more about the program from the Washington State Department of Health’s website.

Washington’s top health officials say, in the middle of a pandemic, the last thing our medical system needs is an influx of flu patients.

“The potential for a severe influenza season, or even an average influenza season, compounding the COVID outbreak is very, very disturbing and worrisome,” said King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin.

Read more: Health Experts: Now ‘More Important Than Ever’ To Get Flu Vaccine

The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months old or older. Patients over 65 should consult with their doctor first.

The Washington State Department of Health says there are several changes patients should be aware of for the 2020-2021 flu season:

  • All children under 19 can now receive flu vaccines and other recommended vaccines for free.

  • Most insurance plan cover the cost of the flu vaccine for adults.

  • Adults without insurance may qualify to recieve the vaccine at no cost. Find more information on free vaccination from your local health department.

Guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows the best time to get vaccinated is between September and October, though if the flu season persists past October it’s never too late to get the vaccine. Receiving a vaccine too early, like in August or July, can leave it

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