User Log On
Divinity Missionary Baptist Church
Newark Offers free flu shots
Gallery
This post has been viewed 8540 times.

Printable Version
Email to a Friend
Subscribe: Email, RSS

Newark Offers free flu shots

Posted by: Dr. Byron E. Lennon, Sr. on Thu, Oct 23, 2008

For Immediate Release

NEWARK OFFERS FREE FLU SHOTS FOR CITY RESIDENTS

AT SITES ACROSS CITY, OCTOBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 14

Residents must bring proof of address to receive free vaccinations

Newark, NJ - October 22, 2008 - Mayor Cory A. Booker and Child and Family Well-Being Director Maria Vizcarrondo announced today that the City of Newark will start issuing free influenza vaccinations for Newark residents, starting Monday, October 27, and continuing at sites all across the City until Friday, November 14.

“January is the peak of the flu season and during this time,” said Mayor Booker. “I urge all Newark residents, especially our residents with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, which are most vulnerable to the flu virus, to protect themselves by taking advantage of these free vaccinations for flu prevention and to maintain a healthy immune system.”

This free shot program will be followed by an additional week, December 8 to 14, 2008, as part of National Influenza Immunization Week, an event designed to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine through the months of November, December, and beyond. During that week, the Department of Child and Family Well-Being will administer vaccinations at their offices at 110 William Street , from Monday, December 8, through Friday, December 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“The goal of this program is to immunize those individuals at the highest risk for complications from influenza,” said Director Vizcarrondo. “The City’s free flue vaccination program is an excellent way to protect yourself against the virus.”

The 2008 Vaccination Program will be administered by the Department of Child and Family Well-Being from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 10 different sites on 10 different days. Residents seeking the shots must bring proof of address. A list of sites, dates, and times, follows.

For more information about influenza and the vaccination programs, contact the Department of Child and Family Well-Being’s Division of Surveillance and Prevention at (973) 733-7592.

- NEWARK-

LIST OF SITES AND DATES FOR FREE FLU SHOTS

All shots given from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27 North Ward Cultural Center 346 Mt. Prospect Avenue

Tuesday, October 28 South Ward Senior Citizens Center 731 Clinton Avenue

Wednesday, October 29 Unified Vailsburg Services Organization  40 Richelieu Terrace

Wednesday, November 5 Grace West Manor 301 Irvine Turner Blvd.

Thursday, November 6 City Hall 920 Broad Street

Friday, November 7 Ironbound Senior Citizens 138 Clifford Street

Monday, November 10 Newark Public Library 5 Washington Street

Wednesday, November 12  Ironbound Community Corporation  432 Lafayette Street

Thursday, November 13 La Casa de Don Pedro 23 Broadway

Friday, November 14  New United Corporation 15 South 9th Street (Entrance on 9th Street & 10th Avenue )

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)

Monday, December 8

 - Friday, December 12  Department of Child & Family Well-Being  110 William Street

For more information on the City of Newark , please visit our website at www.ci.newark.nj.us

   Discussion: Newark Offers free flu shots

No messages have been posted.

You must first create an account to post.