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Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner, Department of Health
Ned McCormack, Communications Director
Contact: Caren Halbfinger (914) 813-5013 / after hours: 813-5000
For Immediate Release: Feb. 4, 2015
ASTORINO ANNOUNCES FREE FRIDAY VACCINE CLINICS
Health Commissioner Urges All Residents to Get Flu Shots and Other Needed Vaccines
The Westchester County Health Department is offering residents the opportunity this month to get free flu shots, along with vaccines to protect against six other diseases at its Yonkers and White Plains clinics.
“Getting these vaccines can help keep you and your family stay healthy this year,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino.
The health department clinics will offer:
The Health Department has expanded access to adult vaccines by giving more than 2,000 vaccines at a variety of clinics countywide.
To prevent spreading the flu, cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands frequently with soap and water frequently. 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 often, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones. Get plenty of rest, exercise and eat healthy food.
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