2013 News Releases

Department of Behavioral & Community Health

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October 25, 2013        Print version


Dutchess County Public Flu Clinic on Friday, November 8th in Millbrook

Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Health will be holding a Public Flu and Pneumonia Clinic on Friday, November 8th from 10AM to Noon at the Cornell Cooperative Ext., 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY

“One of the most important vaccines people of all ages should consider to protect themselves is the Influenza vaccine,” said Acting Commissioner of Health Kari Reiber, MD.  “Everyone six months and older should get their flu vaccination, especially pregnant women and those with health conditions such as diabetes who are at higher risk for flu complications.  Speak to your healthcare provider about which vaccine is right for you.”

Interested individuals may register and find more information about flu immunization at dutchessny.gov and clicking the “What to Do About Flu” button.  For further assistance or to schedule an appointment, please call (845) 486-3435.

The fee for the flu shot is $35, FluMist is $45, and pneumonia vaccine is $85. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are covered by Medicare Part B; individuals must bring their card to the clinic.  Adults enrolled in Medicare HMOs may be required to pay the fee.

In addition to Friday’s Clinic, the Department will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccinations at their Adult Immunization and Screening Clinic.  To schedule an appointment, call Clinical Services at (845) 486-3535.

“For those without a healthcare provider the DCDOH clinics can offer the underinsured and uninsured vaccination against the flu as well as an opportunity to find out where they can receive regular health care,” said Dr. Reiber.   “Influenza is among the most common respiratory illnesses in the United States, affects millions of people every flu season and can lead to hospitalization and death.”

In addition, Dr. Reiber advises residents to take everyday preventive measures like covering their cough, staying home when they are sick, and washing their hands frequently to reduce the spread of germs.

 

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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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