Free Flu Shots For Yonkers Residents

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Yonkers residents can get a free flu shot Thursday. Photo Credit: Flickr user NRCgov

YONKERS N.Y. -  The Westchester County Department of Health will offer free flu shots to Yonkers residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

"There are still people who are in need of a flu shot and we want to help them out," said County Executive Robert Astorino. "We've been getting calls from residents who are having difficulty locating the vaccine, so these clinics should help fill the void."

The county last had a flu shot clinic in January at the Westchester County Center where more than 450 people were vaccinated.

"I was thrilled that so many people took advantage of this opportunity to get a flu shot, especially the many that were there to get the vaccine for the first time," said Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler. "We hope residents who still haven't done so will come to one of these additional clinics and get vaccinated. Right now, the flu is widespread throughout Westchester and New York State and it can continue to circulate well into the spring."

Flu shots will be available for adults and children ages 9 and older at the department's Yonkers District Office, 20 South Broadway. While walk-ins are welcome, residents are encouraged to register in advance either online, or by calling 914-995-7425 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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