Two others to take place in Carmel
The first flu vaccination clinic, originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15, has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 22. The clinic starts at 2 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m. at the Carmel Fire Department, Route 52 and Vink Drive in Carmel.
Two additional clinics have been scheduled. The first is at the Garrison Fire Department, 1616 Route 9, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 6:30 p.m.; a second is scheduled at the Carmel Fire Department on Monday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Call 845-808-1390 on clinic day to confirm.
Clinics are open to Putnam County residents 18 and older. The fee for flu vaccine is $25 for residents under 60. Those 60 and older, or with a Medicare card, receive the vaccine free. High-dose flu vaccine is being offered for seniors, aged 65 and older (studies show this vaccine is more effective for this population). Pneumonia vaccine will be available free for residents 65 and older. Younger residents who are smokers or have a history of asthma are at risk for pneumonia and should be vaccinated. A $75 fee and proof of residency (driver’s license) are required.
Appointments not necessary; signed consent form required. Forms available at putnamcountyny.com. Residents are encouraged to download, complete and bring forms to the clinic. Forms will also be available at the clinic.
Flu vaccination will be offered in all school districts this fall for students and staff. Visit putnamcountyny.com.