State Senator David Storobin’s office to offer free flu shots. Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator David Storobin is inviting his constituents, age 18 and over, to take advantage of the free flu shots his district office is offering this Thursday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The district office is located at 2201 Avenue U.

“The flu is a major threat to public health, but it’s easily prevented through a simple vaccine,” said Storobin. The flu shot, he said, “takes just a few minutes, and it’s completely free.”

With influenza resulting in more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths in the United States, the state senator especially encourages seniors to get vaccinated. “For New Yorkers over the age of 65, influenza is much more serious, and can be life-threatening.”

According to the State Department of Health, the 2012-2013 vaccine will protect against three strains of the influenza virus. For New Yorkers at high risk — people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions — it’s especially important to receive the vaccination.

If you’re not available on September 20, Storobin’s office will again be offering flu shots at his district office on Monday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Insurance is not required — but an appointment is. To make an appointment, call Senator Storobin’s office at (718) 743-8610.

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  • Whwsailboat

    Is this only for the 47% of Americans who are victims and must rely on government handouts?

    • Tuth

      No it’s for everyone, but paid by the other 53%

      • levp

        Well, considering this is a state program, both income and sales taxes are funding “free” flu shots.
        Everyone receiving a paycheck pays a payroll tax (a form of income tax), and close to 100% of New Yorkers pay sales taxes.
        So it is safe to say that everybody (including SSI and TANF recipients – sales taxes, remember?) has paid for this program.

  • USER

    Hope rent was paid at 2201 Avenue U. The horror, free flu shot. No thanks.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    I’m hearing “The Third Man Theme” running through my head.

    Harry Lime lives.