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Coney Island Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit is back on Emmons Avenue, this time near Nostrand Avenue in front of the Best Western Hotel, providing free flu shots, tetanus shots, respiratory checks and more.
The van will be there until 5 p.m. today, and returns tomorrow, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Councilman Lew Fidler’s office asked us to share the following:
Our office is offering free flu shots later this month. This year, as always, we gave out hundreds of free flu shots in October and November but since this current flu season has been a particularly bad one, we were able to secure additional flu shots, to help constituents who may still be in need or who might be at risk.
Date: Wednesday January 30th
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Location: Councilman Fidler’s District Office – 1402 East 64th Street
To schedule a time for a free flu shot, all they have to do is call our office at (718) 241-9330 and make an appointment. It’s totally free.
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Flu season is upon us and the good people at the Bay Improvement Group will be sending out their Mobile Medical Unit into the local community to provide free flu shots and free tetanus shots with a doctor on sight. Here are the details:
The Bay Improvement Group, in association with Coney Island Hospital, will be providing a Mobile Medical Unit to the Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach community.
Location: 3075 Emmons Avenue, corner of Brown Street
Dates: Thursday, Jan. 17; Friday, Jan. 18; Saturday, Jan. 19
The Mobile Medical Unit will supply FREE flu shots, FREE tetanus shots, and have a doctor available.
We’d like to thank Councilman Nelson’s office for providing support in bringing this needed resource to the community, and the Department of Transportation and the 61st Precinct for their cooperation.
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Councilman Lew Fidler, in conjunction with Beth Israel / Kings Highway Hospital, will be offering free flu shots, by appointment only, to his constituents from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 11, 15 and 26, and from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. on October 31 and November 7.
Currently, those age 18 and over are eligible.
According to a rep from Fidler’s office, “Criteria are not under our control and are subject to change.”
The flu shots will be administered at Fidler’s District Office, 1402 East 64th Street, where Veterans Avenue meets Avenue N.
Call (718) 241-9330 to make an appointment.
As temperatures begin to dip, the odds of contracting the flu begin to increase. Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’ office will be hosting free flu shots once a week throughout October. The schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 30, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ office is located at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road between Shore Parkway and Emmons Avenue (across the street from El Greco diner). Appointments are required.
To schedule your flu shot, call (718) 743-4078 or email email@example.com.
The office of State Senator Martin J. Golden, in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, will be offering free flu shots at two separate events in our area throughout October.
The vaccines, which will be given by appointment only, are for senior citizens (65 and older), uninsured residents, and New Yorkers at high risk for developing influenza according to the Department of Health (pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions).
The free flu shots will be given:
- Tuesday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Simon and Jude, 294 Avenue T between Van Sicklen Street and Lake Street
- Wednesday, October 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3301 Avenue U at East 33rd Street
“I am proud to once again partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make the flu vaccination available at no cost to residents of my district. I wish to remind everyone how important it is get a flu shot so to keep from falling ill this winter,” Golden stated.
An appointment can be made by calling Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.
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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We received the following press release from State Senator Marty Golden’s office:
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.
Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street, and on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am proud to once again partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make the flu vaccination available at no cost to residents of my district. I wish to remind everyone how important it is get a flu shot so to avoid the risk of being inflicted with the virus and falling ill this winter.”
An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.
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The following is from Councilman Lew Fidler’s office:
Councilman Lew Fidler in conjunction with Beth Israel/ Kings Highway Hospital is pleased to offer FLU SHOTS to his constituents, free of charge.
Friday, October 14th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19th – 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9th – 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 14th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Currently, those age 18 and over are eligible. Criteria are not under our control and are subject to change.
COUNCILMAN LEW FIDLER
1402 EAST 64TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11234
PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
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State Senator Carl Kruger will be offering free flu shots on seven separate dates at his district office, 2201 Avenue U at East 22nd Street, in conjunction with Beth-Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division.
Flu shots will be given this year, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 27; Tuesday, October 4; Thursday, October 6; Tuesday, October 11; Tuesday, October 18; Thursday, October 27, and Thursday, November 3.
From the release:
“As long as budget cuts and rising insurance costs threaten the delivery of health care in our state, I will continue to provide programs at my conveniently-located district office that will help you maintain your good health. While you’re visiting us, feel free to discuss matters of community or personal concern with my office staff, or resolve a consumer complaint with the help of my consumer advocate, or let us know how you feel about important legislative issues,” Kruger stated.
An appointment is required. Call Kruger’s district office at (718) 743-8610 to reserve your spot.