2012 News Releases

Department of Behavioral & Community Health

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October 16, 2012        Print version


Public Flu Clinic Thursday (10/18/2012 - Catharine Street Community Center)

Poughkeepsie Dutchess County’s next Adult Influenza (flu) and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinic will be:

Thursday, October 18, 2012  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Catharine Street Community Center
152 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

“As we have seen, Influenza is not a disease to be dismissed as nothing more than a cold, but rather one that can seriously affect our community,” said Commissioner of Health Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH.  “You can protect yourself by getting vaccinated against the seasonal flu at your doctor’s office, your neighborhood pharmacy or shopping center, or at one of our public Adult flu clinics.  In addition, this year we are offering flu and pneumonia vaccine at our Adult Immunization and Screening Clinics held at our Poughkeepsie office on Mondays.”

Caldwell recommends visiting http://www.findaflushot.com/ to find out where flu vaccinations are available near you.

Convenient online registration is now available for all flu clinics.  Interested individuals may register and find more information about flu immunization online at www.dutchessny.gov  and clicking the “What to Do About Flu” button, or you may visit http://bit.ly/DCFluShots.  For those without Internet access, they may call the Department of Health's Flu Information line at (845) 486-3435 or call to register at (845) 486-3419. 

The Flu shot will be $32, FluMist will be $40, and the fee for the pneumonia vaccine is $75.   Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccines are covered by Medicare Part B; individuals must bring card to the clinic.  Adults enrolled in Medicare HMOs may be required to pay the fee.

The Adult Flu Clinics will offer vaccine to:  Anyone 18 and older wishing to protect themselves against influenza.  Visit http://bit.ly/DCDOHClinics for more information about these and other Department’s Clinics.

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Upcoming Public Influenza/Pneumococcal Clinics

10/24/12:  10-12 Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Mulberry St., Rhinebeck, NY  12572

11/02/12:  10-12 Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564

11/28/12:  10-12 Cornell Cooperative Ext., 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545

 

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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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