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October 22, 2012        Print version


Public Flu Clinic Wednesday, October 24th in Rhinebeck at the Fairgrounds

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

      Wednesday, October 24, 2012  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
      Dutchess County Fairgrounds
      Mulberry Street Entrance, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
   
“You can protect yourself by getting vaccinated against the seasonal flu at one of our public Adult flu clinics, or at your doctor’s office, neighborhood pharmacy or shopping center,” said Commissioner of Health Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH.  “In addition, this year we are offering flu and pneumonia vaccine on Mondays at our Adult Immunization and Screening Clinics in the Poughkeepsie office.”  

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 http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Health/HDfluinfo.htm  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

  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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