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Health Dept. Offering $25 Flu Shots
Posted November 23rd, 2011

Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and the Rockland County Department of Health reminds you to get your flu shot, the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu and its complications.  Enjoy your family and friends this holiday season – without sharing the flu.

Come to one of the following Health Department flu vaccine clinics, just in time for the holidays:

Dates:      Fridays:  December 9 and December 16

Time:       1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Robert L. Yeager Health Center

Building D Nursing Conference Room (enter through Building A)

50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona

These flu vaccine clinics are available free of charge to adults 60 years and older. Patients with Medicare and Medicaid must bring their cards. Individuals 9 through 59 years of age can receive the vaccine, but will be charged a $25 fee. Bring proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver’s license. No appointments are needed. ”Get your flu shot now – it’s not too late.  Flu season doesn’t usually peak until January or February and can last until May. The flu shot offers protection for you through the holidays, and for the rest of the flu season,” said Dr. Joan H. Facelle, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.

The flu vaccine will protect against the three flu viruses that will be most common during this year’s flu season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. Even though this year’s flu vaccine is the same as last year’s, it is important to get vaccinated again because the protection received from last year’s vaccine diminishes over time and may be too low to provide protection for this current flu season.  Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, and additional flu vaccine clinics that may be scheduled, visit www.rocklandgov.com/health and click on the flu icon, or call 845-364-2633.