An item in the Oct. 14 Alexandria Weekly about the Alexandria Health Department's plans to offer flu vaccines for senior citizens left out the information that the vaccines are offered only on Thursdays. (Published 10/28/1999)

Health Department Offers Flu Vaccine

Beginning today, the Alexandria Health Department will offer influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to Alexandria residents who are 65 or older or who have a chronic illness that places them at an increased risk of severe health problems if they were to catch the flu. Flu vaccine is also offered to caregivers or family members of the elderly or chronically ill.

Tetanus-diptheria vaccine also will be offered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a booster every 10 years.

Medicare Part B or Medicaid will cover the cost of both vaccines. For others, the cost is $7 a vaccine ($14 for the pneumococcal).

No appointment is necessary. Bring immunization records and a Medicaid or Medicare Part B card. Vaccines are available from 9 to 11 a.m. daily at the Alexandria Health Department, 517 N. Saint Asaph St. until Dec. 9.

College Night at Ballston Common

More than 150 colleges and universities will participate tonight in the Arlington Public Schools College Night at Ballston Common mall.

College and university officials, as well as representatives from several trade schools, will be on the second and third levels of the mall to answer questions about college life, academics and the admissions process. Workshops on financial aid, admission essay writing and the admission application process also will take place, as well as an information session for students with disabilities.

The event, which takes place from 7 to 9 p.m., is open to all Northern Virginia residents. The mall is at Wilson Boulevard and Glebe Road in Arlington. For information, call the Arlington County public schools, 703-228-6002.