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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Additional Free Flu Clinics

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Bellone: "The health and wellness of our residents is of utmost importance."

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

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Suffolk County, NY - February 19, 2018 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken today announced that the Department of Health Services will be providing additional influenza clinics at no charge to residents in light of Governor Cuomo’s declaration of a public health emergency in New York. All residents six months of age and older who have not already obtained their flu shots are urged to do so as soon as possible. 
 
“The health and wellness of our residents is of utmost importance,” said County Executive Bellone. “We thank Governor Cuomo for providing the funding to allow us to increase access to flu vaccines to help save lives.”
 
“We ask residents to obtain immunization against the flu to protect not only themselves but others who may be especially vulnerable to the flu, especially infants who are too young to be immunized, pregnant women, older residents and those with other health conditions that make them more vulnerable to flu,” said Dr. Tomarken.
 
Flu shots are available for residents who are age two and older at local pharmacies and for everyone age six months and older at pediatricians’ and healthcare providers’ offices. For those who are unable to access flu immunization, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services will be providing flu immunizations to all residents six months and older at the following times and locations:
 
Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
H. Lee Dennison Building, plaza level
100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY
Entrance is to the left side of the building when facing the traffic court.
 
Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Riverhead Library
330 Court St., Riverhead, NY
Entrance is on Osborne Ave.
 
Residents with questions or who wish to preregister may call 631-787-2200 Tuesday through Friday, February 20 through February 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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