September 24, 2003
County Executive Steinhaus Announces Flu Immunization Clinics In Dutchess
Dutchess County Executive, William R.
Steinhaus announced today the schedule for the County’s 2003 Flu and
Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics. Conducted each fall by the Dutchess County
Department of Health, this year’s clinics will be held from October 7 through
November 25, 2003.
County Executive Steinhaus said, “The County has always had a strong
commitment to the health of our community, particularly our seniors and
youth, two of our county’s greatest assets. One way to reinforce that County
commitment is through our extensive flu shot calendar set up to blanket the
county to meet everyone’s needs. Offering the right immunizations at the
right time is key to successful health outcomes.”
The County Executive noted that during last year’s round of Flu Immunization
Clinics, almost 6300 county residents received their flu shot; mostly senior
The County Executive said representatives from a variety of County
departments will be available at the flu clinics to distribute information on
programs and services important to seniors. Such programs include HEAP (Home
Energy Assistance Program, which helps underwrite the cost of heating fuel
oil for seniors), the Home Weatherization Program, Nutrition Education and
Home Delivered Meals, Exercise Programs, Legal Services, Elder Abuse
Assistance and Consumer Affairs.
Information about flu immunization and the current week’s schedule of
Flu Clinics can be obtained by calling the Dutchess County Department of
Health's Flu Immunization Hotline at (845) 486-3435. The Hotline is
available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Or, by logging on to the county website
Clinics taking place in October will
offer flu vaccine to anyone 50 years of age and older, anyone 18 years of age
and older with a health problem, and to health care workers or living in
household where in contact with those at highest risk of complications from
All County clinics will offer pneumonia vaccine to:
Adults 18-64 years of age with certain
chronic medical conditions; and,
Adults 65 years of age and older.
The fee for flu vaccine is $15. The fee
for pneumonia vaccine is $20. Medicare Part B covers both vaccines. Medicare
Cards must be brought to the clinic. Adults enrolled in Medicare HMO’s may be
required to pay the fee.
Click to access the schedule for Dutchess County Department of Health Flu
& Pneumonia Clinics.
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