Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice
Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner, Department of Health
Ned McCormack, Communications Director
Contact: Caren Halbfinger (914) 813-5013 / after hours: 813-5000
For Immediate Release: October 10, 2013
ASTORINO ANNOUNCES WALK-INS ARE WELCOME AT FREE FLU CLINIC TODAY
Flu Shots Provided at County Center, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced today that walk-ins are welcome at the Westchester County Department of Health’s free flu clinic today, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
“Don’t miss this chance to get a free flu shot today,’’ Astorino said. “Flu shots are one of the best ways to stay healthy. I encourage everyone to get a flu shot this year and every year.”
The county has 500 doses which can be given to adults and children ages 9 and up.
“It’s important for everyone six months and older to get a flu shot every year,” said Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD. “A flu shot now will provide protection throughout flu season, which can last well into the spring.. It’s also equally important to wash your hands frequently, to avoid sick people and to stay home when you are sick. Most people will recover on their own from the flu with no need to go to an emergency room or the doctor.”
The flu shot is safe and provides protection against the three strains of the flu that are circulating this season.
To prevent spreading the flu, cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you do get a respiratory infection, stay home until 24 hours after your fever subsides, to avoid spreading your germs. Clean surfaces you touch frequently, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones. Get plenty of rest, exercise and eat healthy food.
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