Flu Shots Available at Participating Broome County Senior Centers - October 2019

Contact:                                                                 
Rita Fluharty
Nutrition Services Coordinator                             

(607) 778-2411
Rita.Fluharty@BroomeCounty.US    

                            

Flu Shots Available at Participating Broome County Senior Centers

Influenza, commonly called “the flu”, is more than just a bad cold.  The flu is a very contagious virus that can cause symptoms such as fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough, and headache.  People age 65+ and those with chronic health conditions are more at-risk for developing complications, which include sinus or ear infections, pneumonia, sepsis, hospitalization and even death. 

The best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated every year.  The flu shot is safe, effective, and cannot give you the flu. The Broome County Office for Aging and Price Chopper are sponsoring flu clinics at the following senior centers during the month of October:

10/7 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm       Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Endwell

10/8 from 10:00 – 11:30 am   First Ward Senior Center, 226 Clinton St., Binghamton       

10/11 from 9:30 – 11:00 am   Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Ln., Harpursville

10/15 from 10:30 – 11:30 am Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main St., Vestal

10/17 from 9:30 – 11:00 am   Northern Broome Senior Center, 12 Strongs Pl., Whitney Point

10/23 from 10:00 – 11:30 am Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton St., Johnson City

10/25 from 10:00 – 11:30 am North Shore Towers Community Center, 24 Isbell St., Binghamton

Please bring your Medicare or insurance card with you. If you do not have Medicare or health insurance, the price for a private pay flu shot is $30. For additional information, please consult with your healthcare provider or the Broome County Health Department at (607) 778-2839.

What: Flu Shots Available at Participating Broome County Senior Centers

When: October 2019

Where: Participating Broome County Senior Centers

Who: For older adults

 

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Publish Date
October 1, 2019