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I stopped by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office today for a free flu shot, ensuring a strong, healthy winter so that I can keep being a slave for you ingrates.

It was painless, and I was in and out in less than 15 minutes. I even got a free bottle of hand sanitizer. Golly!

Did you get yours yet? It’s not too late. Here’s the list of remaining free flu shot events offered by our local elected officials. Please go get one. I really hate it when people sneeze around me.

Date Time Location Sponsor Appointment Required? Contact Info
10/17/2013 Call For Appointment 3520 Nostrand Avenue Assemblywoman Weinstein Yes 718-648-4700
10/18/2013 10am-2pm 2424 Ralph Avenue Assemblyman Maisel Yes 718-968-2770
10/21/2013 10am – 1:00pm 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Yes 718-743-4078
10/21/2013 10am-2pm 2424 Ralph Avenue Assemblyman Maisel Yes 718-968-2770
10/22/2013 11am to 4pm Carro Center at 3000 Fillmore Av Senator Golden and Millenium Development Yes 718-238-6044
10/25/2013 10am-1:30pm 1402 East 64th Street Councilman Fidler Yes 718-241-9330
10/29/2013 11am to 4pm Avenue T and VanSicklen St Senator Golden and Sts Simon and Jude Yes 718-238-6044
10/30/2013 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Yes 718-743-4078
11/4/2013 Call For Appointment 3520 Nostrand Avenue Assemblywoman Weinstein Yes 718-648-4700
11/6/2013 3pm-6:30pm 1402 East 64th Street Councilman Fidler Yes 718-241-9330
Source: Gregory Maizous

Source: Gregory Maizous

Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) is taking part in the city’s Take Care New York campaign in an effort to battle obesity, and provide health screenings and flu shots. According to a press release, the event is being organized by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and will run throughout the month of October.

The focus of the event centers around fighting obesity. The HHC press release detailed the harrowing statistics that point to the seriousness of the obesity problem:

In New York City, over 50 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are overweight or obese. The obesity epidemic strikes hardest in communities already suffering from health and economic disparities, particularly black, Latino and low-income communities where the rate of overweight and obesity reaches 70 percent in some neighborhoods.

Senior director of HHC’s Office of Healthcare Improvement, Dr. David Stevens, detailed the scary risks of living with obesity and noted how the Take Care New York campaign is looking to educate people with the aim of helping them lead healthier lives.

“Adults and children who are overweight are at increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer. HHC hospitals and health centers can help New Yorkers commit to be fit in just a few simple steps. Eating right, exercising and losing weight can improve your health and decrease the risk of chronic disease. A few minutes of preventive care save a life,” Stevens said in the release.

If you are interested in attending, the Take Care New York campaign screenings will take place in the main lobby of the Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the event, click here.

Free Flu Shot Schedule 2013


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Every year our elected officials descend upon community meetings like white blood cells on foreign bodies, all to tout the free flu shots their office will offer ahead of the winter season.

This year is no different, and it’s only a matter of time until the ritualistic boasting begins, with Councilman Lew Fidler telling constituents that his flu shots are more effective than those offered by Assemblymembers Alan Maisel or Helene Weinstein, and the others countering that it might be true, but theirs will make you cooler and sexier. And what would you rather be? Sexy, or healthy?

Ah, it’s a question for the ages, and one that can only be settled by the inevitable fight to the death between our elected officials, in which we toss them in an arena littered with rabid porcupines and arm the pols only with syringes full of flu.

Alas, such just blood-sport is not yet legal. If any of our elected officials truly believe in their words, may they will use their legislative powers to make it so.

In the meantime, until the blood has been shed, let us all consider each of us truly victorious, as we have nearly two dozen opportunities to obtain a free flu shot in the weeks to come.

Here’s the schedule, which may be updated throughout the season as we learn of more dates.

(Are you an elected official or representative of an organization offering free flu shots in the Sheepshead Bay area? E-mail nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com and we’ll get you added to the list.)

Date Time Location Sponsor Appointment Required? Contact Info
9/30/2013 10am-2pm 2424 Ralph Avenue Assemblyman Maisel Yes 718-968-2770
10/1/2013 Call For Appointment 3520 Nostrand Avenue Assemblywoman Weinstein Yes 718-648-4700
10/2/2013 3:00-6:30pm 1402 East 64th Street Councilman Fidler Yes 718-241-9330
10/7/2013 10am – 1:00pm 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Yes 718-743-4078
10/8/2013 9am-12pm -call for appt/walk in 1605 Voorhies Avenue, 1st Fl Councilman Nelson Yes 718-368-9176 ext. 5
10/9/2013 10am-2pm 2424 Ralph Avenue Assemblyman Maisel Yes 718-968-2770
10/11/2013 10am-1:30pm 1402 East 64th Street Councilman Fidler Yes 718-241-9330
10/16/2013 Call For Appointment 1655 Flatbush Avenue Assemblywoman Weinstein Yes 718-648-4700
10/16/2013 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Yes 718-743-4078
10/17/2013 Call For Appointment 3520 Nostrand Avenue Assemblywoman Weinstein Yes 718-648-4700
10/18/2013 10am-2pm 2424 Ralph Avenue Assemblyman Maisel Yes 718-968-2770
10/21/2013 10am – 1:00pm 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Yes 718-743-4078
10/21/2013 10am-2pm 2424 Ralph Avenue Assemblyman Maisel Yes 718-968-2770
10/22/2013 11am to 4pm Carro Center at 3000 Fillmore Av Senator Golden and Millenium Development Yes 718-238-6044
10/25/2013 10am-1:30pm 1402 East 64th Street Councilman Fidler Yes 718-241-9330
10/29/2013 11am to 4pm Avenue T and VanSicklen St Senator Golden and Sts Simon and Jude Yes 718-238-6044
10/30/2013 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Yes 718-743-4078
11/1/2013 Call For Appointment 3520 Nostrand Avenue Assemblywoman Weinstein Yes 718-648-4700
11/6/2013 3pm-6:30pm 1402 East 64th Street Councilman Fidler Yes 718-241-9330

Beginning September 12, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz will be holding a series of health screenings in his district office at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road (between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway).

“I’ve worked hard to pass legislation to help residents remain healthy, active, and vital,” said Cymbrowitz, a member of the Assembly’s Health Committee. “I’ve also encouraged residents to take a pro-active approach to their health by sponsoring a wide range of preventive screenings that are convenient, accessible and FREE.”

The dates of screenings are listed below:

  • September 12 (Thursday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Osteoporosis
  • October 7 (Monday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Flu Shots
  • October 16 (Wednesday), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Flu Shots
  • October 21 (Monday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Flu Shots
  • October 30 (Wednesday), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Flu Shots
  • November 6 (Wednesday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Stress Reduction (Breathing Exercise)
  • December 12 (Thursday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cholesterol, Glucose and Blood Pressure
  • March 12 (Wednesday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Colon Cancer Screening

Appointments are required and many screenings tend to fill up quickly. Call Cymbrowitz’ office at (718) 743-4078 to schedule your appointments today.

Photo Provided By Bay Improvement Group

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.

Photo Provided By Bay Improvement Group

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
Times: 9am-5pm

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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Photo by Erica Sherman

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 cymbros@assembly.state.ny.us.

Source: NYSenate.gov

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.

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