Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board today announced a partnership with NuHealth (Nassau University Medical Center) to provide free flu shots to residents aged 60+. The Town of Oyster Bay’s Free Flu Vaccination Program will take place on Monday, November 2nd at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and vaccinations will be administered on a first-come, first served basis.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “Thanks to a partnership with NuHealth, the influenza inoculations are being made available to senior citizens with no out-of-pocket expense. Health professionals recommend getting a seasonal influenza vaccination annually, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever this year! By getting a vaccination, you can protect yourself, reduce the spread of respiratory illness to others and help limit the strain on our healthcare workers are they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Dr. Anthony Boutin, President/Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer for NuHealth, stated, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends getting your flu shot this fall not only to reduce your risk from flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce health care resources. Join us on November 2nd as we administer these free flu shots to senior citizens in the Town of Oyster Bay.”
According to healthcare professionals, people 65 years of age and older are at higher risk of developing health complications from the season flu.