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Seasonal Flu Clinic at the Ulster Town Hall

October 07, 2009
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The Ulster Town Hall will be the location of the Ulster County Health Department annual seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccination clinic on October 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please Note the County Vaccine Clinics have now been postponed until further notice. 

Call 845-340-3093 for the most current information. (10/8/2009)

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The Ulster County Health Department will hold its annual seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccination clinics at several locations throughout the county beginning on Monday, September 28, 2009. No appointments are necessary, and county residents may attend any site which is convenient.

 

The locations, dates and times for the clinics are attached.

 

All Ulster County adult residents aged 18 and over, who want to reduce their risk of becoming ill with influenza or of transmitting influenza to others are encouraged to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. The high-risk group is particularly encouraged which, includes people 50 and over, as well as adults aged 18 and over who have heart disease, chronic broncho-pulmonary disease, renal disease, diabetes mellitus, other chronic metabolic disorders, severe anemia and/or compromised immune function, and others who are at risk of influenza-related conditions such as pregnant women. Influenza vaccine is also recommended for home care providers and others (including household members) who may be in close contact with high-risk individuals.

 

Senior citizens who have Medicare Part B benefits will be able to obtain their vaccinations through Medicare. The recipient must be entitled to Part B coverage on the date of service, Medicare Part B must be the primary insurance coverage, and the Medicare Card must be presented on the date of service. For those not eligible for Medicare Part B coverage, there will be a $20.00 charge for influenza vaccination and a $35.00 charge for pneumococcal vaccination, payable at the clinic. County residents enrolled in Medicare Managed Care programs should consult with their primary care physician prior to presenting at one of the Health Department's sites.

 

Seasonal influenza, commonly known as the "flu," is a highly contagious disease.  Its symptoms include fever, chills, headache, sore throat, runny nose and body aches. While most people fully recover from the flu in two to seven days, older adults are particularly vulnerable to dangerous complications, such as pneumonia, that may develop after infection with the flu.

 

Influenza vaccine is composed of killed influenza virus, so those who receive the immunization cannot get influenza from the vaccine. The 2009-2010 vaccine which will be administered contains A/Brisbane (H1N1-like), A/Brisbane (H3N2-like), B/Victoria lineage antigens. Individuals who were immunized last year are NOT protected against this year's type, and should receive the new vaccine.

 

For recorded information about dates and times, please call the Ulster County Health Department Flu Hotline at 340-3093.

 

 

ULSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

2009 SEASONAL FLU & PNEUMONIA CLINIC SCHEDULE

DATE TIME LOCATION

 

09/28/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church

207 Albany Avenue, Kingston

 

10/02/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Trudy Resnick Farber Building

50 Center Street, Ellenville

 

10/05/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

VFW Post 8645

101 Rte. 208, New Paltz

 

10/07/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Town Hall

1 Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine

Town of Ulster

 

10/09/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Town Hall

284 Broadway, Port Ewen

 

10/15/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saugerties Senior Center

207 Market Street, Saugerties

 

10/16/09

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Wallkill Fire Department

18 Park Avenue, Wallkill

 

10/19/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hurley Reformed Church

11 Main Street, Hurley

 

10/21/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Woodstock Rescue Squad Building

226 Tinker Street, Rte. 212

Woodstock

 

10/27/09

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ashokan Legion Hall

26-28 Mountain Road, Shokan

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