2005 FLU SHOT SCHEDULE

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					+             County of Rockland
              Department of Health
              NEWS RELEASE
                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                          DATE: September 21, 2009
                                                          CONTACT: Joan Facelle, M.D., MPH
                                                                     845-364-2633

    County announces additional flu clinics scheduled in Rockland

Pomona, NY – The Rockland County Department of Health announces that it’s that time of year
again when residents – especially those over age 60 and those with chronic medical conditions –
are being urged to protect themselves by getting a flu vaccine.

Rockland County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joan Facelle said, “Vaccination is the primary
method for preventing seasonal flu and its complications.”

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious disease that can cause fever, sore throat,
cough, headache, chills, muscles aches, and fatigue. It can be a serious illness for people of any
age, but especially those with respiratory or heart conditions. In addition, it can cause high fevers
and seizures in children. Each year, more than 200,000 people nationwide are hospitalized and
36,000 people die from flu-related complications.

Flu vaccines are recommended for the following individuals:

-Children aged 6 months through 18 years of age
-Women who will be pregnant during the flu season
-People aged 50 years and older
-Anyone with long-term health problems, weakened immune system, muscle or nerve disorders.
Talk with your health care provider to find out if you are at high-risk.
-Anyone 6 months through 18 years of age on long-term aspirin therapy
-Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
-Caregivers, family members and other individuals who have contact with high risk individuals,
including children from birth up to 5 years of age
-Health care workers

The Rockland County Health Department, the Rockland County Office for the Aging, and several
community agencies including Healthcare Medical Associates, Northern Services Group, Helen
Hayes, Good Samaritan, and Nyack Hospitals have coordinated flu vaccine clinics to begin in late
September.

Flu vaccine clinic schedules are as follows:
Rockland County Department of Health: The following 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 $25.00 fee. Each patient
must bring proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver’s license. In addition, the
pneumococcal vaccine will be available at these clinics only to Medicare recipients who are not
with an HMO. For more information, please call (845) 364-2633.
Date:                Time:                     Location:

All Fridays:        1:00PM-4:00PM             Robert L. Yeager Health Center
9/25                                          Building A, Exhibition Hall
10/2                                          50 Sanatorium Road
10/9                                          Pomona, NY 10970
10/16
10/23
10/30
11/6
11/13
11/20


Good Samaritan Hospital: The following clinics are available free of charge to Rockland County
residents 60 years and older only. For more information, call (845) 368-5545 or email:
barbara_demundo@bshsi.org.
Date:                  Time:                     Location:

Thursday, 10/8        10:00AM-12:00NOON         Suffern Medical Pavilion
                                                257 Lafayette Ave, Suffern
Tuesday, 10/13        11:00AM-1:00PM            Suffern Medical Pavilion
                                                257 Lafayette Ave, Suffern
Wednesday, 10/14      1:00PM-3:00PM             Suffern Medical Pavilion
                                                257 Lafayette Ave, Suffern
Thursday, 10/15       10:30AM-12:30PM           Foster Grandparents, RCC-Spring Valley Campus
                                                Rt. 45, Spring Valley
Wednesday, 10/21      1:00PM-2:30PM             Sloatsburg Seniors
                                                8 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg


Nyack Hospital: The following clinics are available free of charge to Rockland County residents
60 years and older only. Patients with Medicare should bring their cards. For more information, please
call (845)-348-3057 or visit www.nyackhospital.org.
Date:                Time:                      Location:

Monday, 9/21         11:30AM-1:00PM             Street Community Center
                                                31 Zukor Road, New City
Tuesday, 9/29        10:00AM-11:30AM            Rho Cottage
                                                Letchworth Village, Stony Point
Wednesday, 9/30      1:30PM-3:00PM              Congers Community Center
                                                6 Gilcrest Road (off 303), Congers
Thursday, 10/1       10:30AM-12:00NOON          West Haverstraw Village Hall
                                                130 Samsondale Ave, West Haverstraw
Thursday, 10/1      1:30PM-3:00PM              St. John’s Church
                                               895 Piermont Avenue, Piermont
Friday, 10/2        2:30PM-3:30PM              St. Gregory’s
                                               25 Cinder Drive, Garnerville
Monday, 10/5        11:30AM-1:00PM             Pascack Community Center
                                               87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet
Wednesday, 10/7     10:30AM-11:30AM            Esplanade Senior Residence
                                               640 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
Wednesday, 10/7     1:30PM-2:30PM              St. Anthony’s Church
                                               36 West Nyack Road, Nanuet
Thursday, 10/8      11:00AM-12:30PM            Street Community Center
                                               31 Zukor Road, New City
Friday, 10/9        10:00AM-11:30AM            Orangetown Town Hall
                                               113 Ehrhardt Road, Orangetown
Tuesday, 10/13      11:00AM-12:30PM            Street Community Center
                                               31 Zukor Road, New City
Tuesday, 10/13      2:00PM-3:30PM              Nyack Senior Center
                                               90 Depew Avenue, Nyack
Wednesday, 10/14    2:30PM-4:00PM              St. Anne’s Cafeteria
                                               33 Jefferson Street, Nyack
Thursday, 10/15     2:30PM-4:00PM              Monterey Gardens
                                               Route 304, Bardonia
Monday, 10/19       11:30AM-1:00PM             St. Francis of Assisi
                                               128 Parrott Road, West Nyack
Tuesday, 10/20      12:30PM-1:30PM             Middlewood Complex
                                               Middletown Road, Nanuet
Wednesday, 10/21    9:00AM-10:30AM             Thorpe Senior Center
                                               175 Route 340 (at the Convent), Sparkill
Thursday, 10/22     10:30AM-12:00NOON          Promenade Assisted Living
                                               582 Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Pearl River
Friday, 10/23       10:30AM-12:00NOON          Esplanade Assisted Living
                                               168 Red Schoolhouse Drive, Chestnut Ridge
Monday, 10/26       11:00AM-12:00NOON          Knights of Columbus Hall
                                               56 West Broad Street, Haverstraw
Monday, 10/26       1:30PM-2:30PM              Rho Cottage
                                               Letchworth Village, Stony Point
Tuesday, 10/27      11:00AM-12:30PM            Pearl River Library
                                               80 Franklin Ave, Pearl River
Tuesday, 10/27      2:00PM-3:30PM              Congers Community Center
                                               Gilcrest Road (off 303), Congers
Wednesday, 10/28    10:30AM-12:00NOON          Pascack Community Center
                                               87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet
Thursday, 10/29     11:00AM-12:30PM            Pascack Community Center
                                               87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet


Helen Hayes Hospital: The following clinics are available free of charge to Rockland County
residents 60 years and older only. Patients with Medicare must bring their cards. For more
information, please call (845) 786-4500.
Date:                 Time:                    Location:

Monday, 10/19         12:00PM-3:00PM           Helen Hayes Hospital
                                               Out Patient Clinic, 2nd Floor




Northern Home Care: The following clinics are available free of charge to Rockland County
residents 60 years and older. Patients between the ages of 18 and 59 years of age will be charged a
$25 fee for the vaccine. Pregnant adults can only receive the vaccine with a prescription from their
physician. Patients with Medicare must bring their cards. For more information, please call (845)
426-6701, then enter *226.
Date:                  Time:                     Location:

Wednesday, 9/30       9:30AM-11:30AM             Clarkstown Senior Center
                                                 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet
Thursday, 10/1        5:00PM-7:00PM              Drug World Pharmacy
                                                 New City
Friday, 10/2          9:00AM-11:00AM             Drug World Pharmacy
                                                 West Nyack
Monday, 10/5          5:00PM-7:00PM              Drug World Pharmacy
                                                 Hillcrest
Monday, 10/12         9:00AM-11:00AM             Drug World Pharmacy
                                                 New City
Tuesday, 10/13        9:00AM-11:00AM             Drug World Pharmacy
                                                 Hillcrest
Wednesday, 10/14      5:00PM-7:00PM              Drug World Pharmacy
                                                 West Nyack
Monday, 10/19         10:00AM-12:00NOON          North Rockland Senior Center
                                                 Garnerville Methodist Church, 69 Bridge Street
Wednesday, 10/21      1:00PM                     Jewish Community Center (JCC)
                                                 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack
Friday, 10/23         10:00AM                    RCC-Annex
                                                 Route 45, Spring Valley

Healthcare Medical Associates: The following clinics are available free of charge to residents 60
years and older only. Patients with Medicare should bring their cards. For more information,
please call (845) 426-5500.
Date:                  Time:                   Location:

Monday, 10/5          9:30AM-11:30AM           Ramapo Senior Center
                                               185 North Main Street, Spring Valley
Monday, 10/12         8:30AM-10:30AM           Haverstraw Place
                                               Route 9W, Haverstraw

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