WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced today that the Westchester County Department of Health will offer free flu shots to residents at its White Plains District Office, 134 Court Street, on Thursday, January 31, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, February 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at its Yonkers District Office, 20 South Broadway, Thursday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“There are still people who are in need of a flu shot and we want to help them out,” Astorino said. “We’ve been getting calls from residents who are having difficulty locating the vaccine, so these clinics should help fill the void.”
Flu shots will be available for adults and children ages 9 and up. Residents are strongly encouraged to register in advance for the flu clinics at www.health. ny.gov/Go2Clinic. Those without internet access can call (914) 995-7425, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins will also be welcome.
The county held a flu shot clinic on January 24 at the Westchester County Center where over 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 Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD. “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,” she added.