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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken
today announced that the Department of Health Services will be providing additional
influenza clinics at no charge to residents in light of Governor Cuomo's declaration
of a public health emergency in New York. All residents six months of age and older
who have not already obtained their flu shots are urged to do so as soon as

"The health and wellness of our residents is of utmost importance," said County
Executive Bellone. "We thank Governor Cuomo for providing the funding to allow us to
increase access to flu vaccines to help save lives."

"We ask residents to obtain immunization against the flu to protect not only
themselves but others who may be especially vulnerable to the flu, especially
infants who are too young to be immunized, pregnant women, older residents and those
with other health conditions that make them more vulnerable to flu," said Dr.

Flu shots are available for residents who are age two and older at local pharmacies
and for everyone age six months and older at pediatricians' and healthcare
providers' offices. For those who are unable to access flu immunization, the Suffolk
County Department of Health Services will be providing flu immunizations to all
residents six months and older at the following times and locations:

Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
H. Lee Dennison
plaza level
100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY
Entrance is to the left side of the building when facing the traffic court.

Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
330 Court St., Riverhead, NY
Entrance is on Osborne Ave.

Residents with questions or who wish to preregister may call 631-787-2200 Tuesday
through Friday, February 20 through February 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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