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White Plains Clinic Offers Free Vaccines Against Flu, Other Ailments

Flu vaccines will be offered for free through the Westchester county health department.
Flu vaccines will be offered for free through the Westchester county health department. Photo Credit: cidrap.umn.edu

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- With flu season in full swing, the Westchester county Health Department is offering residents the opportunity this month to get free flu shots, along with vaccines to protect against six other diseases at its Yonkers and White Plains clinics.

“Getting vaccinated is a great way to keep a new year’s resolution to live healthier,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino.

The clinics will offer the following vaccines:

  • Free flu vaccines to residents ages 19 and up
  • Free HPV and meningococcal vaccine for college students.

Residents who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn’t cover vaccines also may receive the following:

  • Zoster vaccines for ages 60 and up to protect against shingles
  • Flu vaccine for children ages six months through 18 years
  • MMR for women of child-bearing age who neither received this vaccine nor had measles, mumps or rubella

Clinics will be held on the following schedule:

  • Friday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 23 at the Yonkers clinic, 20 S. Broadway, 2nd floor, call 914-231-2500
  • Friday, Jan. 16 and Friday, Jan. 30 at the White Plains clinic, 134 Court St., call 914-995-5800.

Call now for an appointment appointment. Supplies are limited.

We have vaccines for children, students, adults and seniors – and these vaccines provide safe and effective protection for a number of diseases,” said Dr. Sherlita Amler, county commissioner of health.

To date, the Health Department has expanded access to adult vaccines by giving more than 2,000 vaccines at a variety of clinics countywide.

To prevent spreading the flu, cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands often with soap and water frequently. If you do get a respiratory infection, stay home until 24 hours after your fever subsides to avoid spreading your germs. Clean surfaces you touch frequently, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones.

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