Flu
Flu Vaccine Clinic

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 several flu vaccine clinics at various sites in the county. Click here for more information.

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. Getting the flu vaccine is the main way to prevent the flu and its complications.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year.  It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu virus. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That's why it's better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season really gets under way. The protection you get from the flu vaccine will last throughout the flu season.

As the Health Department receives more shipments of the vaccine, additional flu vaccine clinics will be scheduled.  For more information check back here or call (845) 364 –2520.

For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine visit these websites:

To download or order educational posters and brochures (in multiple languages) visit www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/educational_materials.htm

 

Administration

Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,
DO, FAAFP

Commissioner of Health

Contact Us

Rockland Cnty Health Dept
Robert L. Yeager Hlth Cntr
50 Sanatorium Rd, Bldg D
Pomona, NY 10970


Administration
845-364-2512