With flu activity increasing in Rockland County and across the country, residents should take advantage of Friday’s flu vaccine clinic at the Department of Health in Pomona. Residents between nine and 59 years old will pay $25 for the immunization, those 60 and older get it for free.
The three-hour clinic runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the county Department of Health in Pomona. The clinic takes place in the Exhibition Hall of Building A at 50 Sanatorium Road. To make an appointment for a vaccination call (845) 364-2519 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Patients with Medicare and Medicaid must bring their cards. Proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver's license is required.
“Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and its complications,” said Dr. Joan H. Facelle, Rockland County Commissioner of Health. “Get your flu vaccine now – it’s not too late.”
Individuals can also check with their doctor or visit www.flu.gov to find flu vaccine clinics in the area.
"Flu season has hit early in our state, but the County’s Health Department stands ready to provide flu vaccinations that can help keep individuals healthy this winter," said County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef.
Get more information about the flu and flu vaccine at www.cdc.gov/flu/.