Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced that registration has begun for the annual Senior Citizen Seasonal Flu Immunization Program. The town is partnering with Nassau University Medical Center and South Nassau Communities Hospital to offer flu vaccinations for senior residents, age 60 or older, at several town locations.
"Studies have shown that senior citizens are at greater risk for complications stemming from influenza," stated Supervisor Murray. "I urge all our senior residents to participate in this very important program and reduce their risk of catching the flu."
Registration is ongoing at several Town of Hempstead senior centers. Seniors are being asked to register a week prior to receiving their immunization. Flu vaccines are provided with no out-of-pocket cost to the seniors. The administrating hospital will bill insurance companies; however, there will be no co-payments for those receiving flu shots.
Immunizations will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as follows:
Wednesday, November 9, Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh, 785-8505
Monday, November 14, Levittown Senior Center, 555 North Newbridge Road, Levittown, 433-5454
Tuesday, November 22, Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square, 328-3010
Tuesday, November 29, Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, 868-4777
"I would like to thank the Nassau University Medical Center and South Nassau Communities Hospital for making possible the Town of Hempstead's offering of this immunization program for our senior citizens," said Supervisor Murray. "All seniors should take advantage of this great program to help keep them healthy throughout their golden years."
For more information, call the Department of Senior Enrichment at (516) 485-8100.