With cold and flu season approaching and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Department of Aging today stressed the importance of older adults getting their immunizations.  Older adults are advised to get several immunizations, including Influenza, Tetanus and diphtheria (Td), and Shingles.  Seniors may be able to receive their flu shot at their local senior center.  Contact the local Area Agency on Aging for details.  The Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging can be reached at 717-242-0315.  For more information on vaccines for older adults with chronic health conditions, visit the Department of Aging website by clicking here.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives canceled its voting session Thursday after a Franklin County representative tested positive for COVID-19.  The House Republican Caucus announced the cancelation after Republican Rep. Paul Schemel tested positive Thursday morning.  The lawmaker was last present at the Capitol on Tuesday. 

PennDOT says expiration dates for certain licenses will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.  The expiration date for a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit scheduled to expire from March 16th through November 29th, 2020, is extended through November 29th, 2020.  The expiration date of a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) for an individual who is a Pennsylvania-licensed commercial driver’s license holder, and who held a valid, unexpired HME with a determination of no security threat on or after March 6th, is extended until October 29th, 2020.   Expiration extension deadlines on non-commercial driver license, photo identification cards, learner’s permits and camera cards expired on August 31st.