PCDOH Opens Doors for Free Flu Vaccines

BREWSTER, NY— Just two weeks after declaring the flu a “health disaster emergency,” Governor Cuomo has directed the state health department to financially support local health departments to provide expanded services.

The Putnam County Department of Health will offer free flu vaccines daily at their main office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on Monday, February 12, and running through Friday, February 16. On Thursday, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The main office is located at        1 Geneva Road in Brewster, above the Department of Motor Vehicles.

All those over the age of six months, who live or work in New York State are welcome. No appointment is necessary. Bring proof of residency and Medicare card. Free vaccine will be administered as long as supplies last. Check the flu hotline at 845-808-1390 daily to confirm availability. Additionally, parents with children between six months and three years of age should call the health department during business hours at 845-808-1332 to check availability of the pediatric vaccine.

Vaccine consent forms are available for downloading on the Putnam County Department of Health website at www.putnamcountyny.gov/health/immunization. Forms will also be available at the flu clinic. In the event of bad weather, call the flu hotline to check for rescheduling.

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our County website at www.putnamcountyny.com ; or visit our social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth  and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.