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 , and continuing at sites all across the City until .
“January is the peak of the 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.” and during this time,” said Mayor Booker. “I urge all Newark residents, especially our residents with
This free shot program will be followed by an additional week, , as part of National Influenza Immunization Week, an event designed to highlight the importance of continuing , 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 , through . 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 . 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 .
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
South Ward Senior Citizens Center
Unified Vailsburg Services Organization 40 Richelieu Terrace
Grace West Manor 301 Irvine Turner Blvd.
Ironbound Senior Citizens
5 Washington Street
Ironbound Community Corporation
La Casa de Don Pedro 23 Broadway
Friday, November 14 New United Corporation (Entrance on 9th Street & 10th Avenue )
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)
Monday, December 8
- Friday, December 12 Department of Child & Family Well-Being
For more information on the City of Newark , please visit our website at www.ci.newark.nj.us
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