For Immediate Release Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
December 3, 2009 (516) 869 7794
North Hempstead Partners with Nassau County and North Shore/LIJ Health System to Offer Free H1N1 Flu Shots
North Hempstead, NY—With the onset of the flu season and the heightened concerns in its wake about the H1N1 influenza virus, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman in partnership with the Nassau County Health Department and North Shore/LIJ Health System announce a free swine flu inoculation program for high priority groups.
“It’s crucial that all these targeted groups recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take advantage of this free program so as to protect themselves and their families against this virus,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said.
The program is scheduled to operate every Sunday until March 14—contingent on the availability of vaccine—from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave., in New Hyde Park.
Appointments are not needed. Only the following priority groups—recommended by the CDC—will be given the H1N1 vaccination:
- Pregnant women
- Household providers and caregivers for children younger than 6 months old
- Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
- All individuals from 6 months to 24 years of age
- And individuals aged 25 through 64 who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza.
Nassau County Health Department and North Shore/LIJ officials will verify eligibility at the inoculation site.
For further information, call the Town of North Hempstead’s Call Center by dialing 311 or the Nassau County Department of Health Influenza Call Center weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 888-684-4271.