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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2016
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications (845) 638-5645
                Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512

FLU VACCINE CLINICS SCHEDULED IN ROCKLAND


NEW CITY, NY - - Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today remind residents to protect themselves by getting a flu vaccine. The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. "Take time to get your flu vaccine - it is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and its complications," said Dr. Ruppert.

The Health Department is holding flu vaccine clinics on the following Fridays, from 1 pm – 4 pm, at the Robert Yeager Health Center, Building A, second floor rotunda clinic area, located at Sanatorium Road in Pomona: September 30 and October 7, 14, 21, and 28. These flu vaccine clinics are for residents 9 years and older; no appointments are needed. The vaccine is free of charge to adults 65 years and older (please bring identification with proof of age). Patients with Medicare and Medicaid must bring their cards. There is a $30 fee for those 9 through 64 years old. Each patient must bring proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver's license or utility bill. The Health Department will be giving the quadrivalent flu vaccine (meaning it offers protection against four different flu viruses that research shows will be most common during this flu season). The vaccine does not contain the preservative thimerosal. For more information about the flu and the Health Department flu vaccine clinics visit http://bit.ly/2c154Bj  or call (845) 364 - 2520.

In addition, the Health Department, along with the Rockland County Office for the Aging, and several community agencies including Northern Services Group and Nyack Hospital, have coordinated the following flu vaccine clinics, offering the quadrivalent flu vaccine supplied by the Health Department, ONLY to residents 65 years and older. These shots are free of charge.

  • Thursday, September 29, from 10 am -12 noon, JCC, 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Thursday, September 29, from 12 noon – 2 pm, Haverstraw Place Independent Living, Route 9W, Haverstraw Clinic run by Northern Services Group 426-6701 Ext. *226
  • Monday, October 3, from 1 pm – 2 pm, Central Nyack Seniors, Central Nyack Community Center, 58 Waldron Avenue, Central Nyack Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Tuesday, October 4, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Dowling Gardens, 190 Kings Highway, Sparkill
    Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Friday, October 7, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, St Gregory's Senior Club, 25 Cinder Drive, Garnerville
    Clinic run by Northern Services Group 426-6701 Ext. *226
  • Tuesday, October 11, from 12 noon – 1 pm, New City II Seniors, Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Road, New City Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Thursday, October 13, from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, New City I Seniors, Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Road, New City Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Thursday, October 13, from 12 noon – 1 pm, Warren Knolls Apartments, 500 Warren Knolls, Haverstraw Clinic run by Northern Services Group 426-6701 Ext. *226
  • Monday, October 17, from 12 noon – 1pm, West Nyack I Seniors, St. Francis of Assisi, Parrott Road, West Nyack Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Tuesday, October 18, from 12 noon – 1 pm, Congers II Seniors, Congers Community Center, 6 Gilcrest Road (off 303), Congers Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Wednesday, October 19, from 12 noon – 1 pm, Congers I Seniors, Congers Community Center, 6 Gilcrest Road (off 303), Congers Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Thursday, October 20, from 12 noon – 1pm, Nanuet I Seniors, Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Tuesday, October 25, from 11 am – 12 noon, Stony Point I Seniors, Rho Cottage, Letchworth Village, Stony Point Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Thursday, October 27 from 12 noon – 2 pm, Walnut Hill Apartments, Route 9W, West Haverstraw
    Clinic run by Northern Services Group 426-6701 Ext. *226
  • Friday, October 28, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, RCC Senior Club, RCC Tech Center Building, Suffern
    Clinic run by Northern Services Group 426-6701 Ext. *226
  • Monday, October 31, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Stony Point II Seniors, Rho Cottage, Letchworth Village, Stony Point Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Wednesday, November 2, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Upper Nyack Seniors, Nyack
    Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Monday, November 7, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Knights of Columbus, 56 West Broad Street, Haverstraw Clinic run by Northern Services Group 426-6701 Ext. *226
  • Monday, November 7, from 12 noon – 1 pm, Nanuet II Seniors Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004
  • Wednesday, November 9, from 12 noon – 1 pm, West Nyack II Seniors, Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet Clinic run by Nyack Hospital 348-2004

Talk to your doctor before getting the flu shot if you have an allergy to eggs or any of the ingredients in the vaccine and if you are not feeling well. It is recommended that you wait for 15 minutes after being vaccinated so you can be observed for any reactions.