Legislator Bosworth Announces Free H1N1 Vaccines
Great Neck Plaza Village Hall, Feb. 25th
Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) has partnered with the Nassau County Department of Health and the Nassau University Medical Center to provide the H1N1 vaccines at no cost to residents. Great Neck Plaza Village Mayor Jean Celender has graciously agreed to host the event at Village Hall. The vaccine will be available at the Great Neck Plaza Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza, Great Neck on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 4 pm to 8 pm to all persons over the age of 6 months. Appointments are not needed.
Legislator Bosworth said, “Although many believe the flu season in behind us, this is not so. Officials at the Department of Health are cautioning that we can expect a third round of the H1NI virus. I am so pleased to be able to provide the H1N1 vaccine at no cost to the residents of the 10th L.D. in an effort to help guard against this illness.”
The New York State Department of Health has lifted the restrictions on who is eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people over the age of 6 months get vaccinated. Nassau County’s goal is to vaccinate all people against H1N1 Influenza and this partnership with Legislator Bosworth and Nassau University Medical Center will provide as much access to vaccine as possible.
“Since influenza illness is unpredictable and we do not know the likelihood of a future wave of H1N1 influenza, all people are urged to get vaccinated. This vaccine is the best way to protect against the H1N1 virus,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Maria Torroella Carney.