On Wednesday, October 21st, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello held a free flu shot event at the Mineola Community Center in Mineola.The event was in conjunction with NuHealth NUMC and was open to all Nassau County residents, if they made an appointment.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have emphasized the importance of getting a flu shot this season. Flu shots will drastically help protect residents from getting the flu and stop hospitals from having to handle both the flu and COVID-19 patients at the same time.
“This flu season more than ever, the CDC is recommending everyone get a flu shot to help prevent getting the spread of the flu,” Presiding Officer Nicolello said. “I was happy to see so many residents out taking proactive steps to stay healthy this flu season.”
Shown in photo above: Scott P. Strauss, Mayor of Mineola; Presiding Officer Nicolello, Joseph Scalero, Village Clerk of Mineola (getting flu shot), Delia Deguzmen, NUMC; Perlita Kabigting, NUMC.