Pomona, NY – The Rockland County Department of Health advises residents that flu activity is expected to increase in the coming weeks.
“There already have been a few cases of the flu reported in Rockland County. We advise residents to get your flu vaccine – it is the first and most important step in protecting against flu. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.
The Rockland County Department of Health is holding a flu vaccine clinic on Friday, November 22, from 3 pm – 4 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, Building D, Room 130 (Nursing Conference Room), located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona. Appointments are needed – please call (845) 364-2520.
The vaccine is free of charge to adults 60 years and older (please bring identification with proof of age). Patients with Medicare and Medicaid must bring their cards. Those 9 through 59 years of age can receive the vaccine, but will be charged a $30 fee. The nasal spray flu vaccine, Flu Mist, is available for those ages 9 – 49. Each patient must bring proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill. As the Department of Health receives more shipments of the vaccine, additional flu vaccine clinics will be scheduled.