For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Collin Nash, Sid Nathan, and Jason Elan
Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence Issues Last Call for Free Flu Shot
November 2, 2011 (516) 869-7794
Manhasset, NY— Manhasset, NY--If you missed the flu shot program offered last month by the Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announce that a second chance to get the free immunization.
Partnering with North Shore/LIJ Health Systems, Project Independence, North Hempstead’s groundbreaking “aging in place” initiative, has set a final date for the free shots Thursday, Nov. 10th from 10am to noon, at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave. New Hyde Park.
During late October, more than 400 people received their seasonal flu shots at one of five locations across the Town. “We have found that for a variety of reasons, many people missed the October dates, and North Shore has agreed to schedule one more session,” said Kaiman.
Any resident of the Town, age 60 or older, may register for the flu shot program by calling 311. Registration is necessary to assure that enough vaccine is available at the site. The inoculations are administered by Project Independence nurses, all of whom are part of the North Shore/LIJ system.
Residents age 60 and older are especially urged to take advantage of the free flu shot.