Westchester Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots In Yonkers

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The Westchester County Department of Health is offering free flu shots to residents on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Photo Credit: Courtesy Flickr User GeorgieD

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Department of Health is offering free flu shots to residents on Tuesday, Jan. 14. 

The clinic is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Nepperhan Community Center at 342 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, officials said.

Representatives with the Health Department said there are 150 doses which can be given to adults and children ages 9 and up.

“Flu season is picking up throughout the state, so I encourage residents to get a free flu shot at this clinic for themselves and their families,” County Executive Robert Astorino said. “It’s not too late to get a flu shot.’’

The Health Department has given out more than 1,000 flu shots at 16 flu clinics since flu season began in October. 

“We hope residents will take advantage of this opportunity, because flu season can last well into the spring,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler. “If you do get sick, do yourself, your coworkers and your friends a favor and stay home to avoid spreading your germs."

“It’s also important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before eating and after using the toilet or blowing your nose and to cough into your sleeve,” Amler said.

Those who do get a respiratory infection are advised to stay home until 24 hours after the fever subsides, to avoid spreading your germs. Residents are also advised to clean surfaces that are touched frequently, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones.

For more information, visit the Health Department's website or call the department at 914-813-5000.

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