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MEDIA ADVISORY
Press Release # 121-05
Monday, December 12, 2005

MEDIA CONTACT: (212) 788-5290; (212) 788-3058 (After Hours)
Sandra Mullin (smullin@health.nyc.gov)
Eric Riley (eriley1@health.nyc.gov)


MEDIA ADVISORY: BROOKLYN COMMUNITY LEADERS JOIN HEALTH COMMISSIONER TO URGE RESIDENTS TO GET A FLU SHOT

WHAT:

To increase flu vaccination rates in central Brooklyn, where rates have been historically low, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden - along with Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Pastor Brian Carter and Dr. Dexter McKenzie - will join to promote no-cost vaccinations at Kings County Hospital.

Important messages for the public (about this and all DOHMH flu shot clinics):

  • There is no cost to you for the flu shot.
  • You cannot get the flu from a flu shot.
  • You need this year's flu shot to protect against the flu this year.

Several community leaders and their family members will also be getting flu shots on-site.

WHEN:
Monday, December 12, 2005
11:30 A.M. -12:00 P.M.: Reception
12:00 P.M. -12:30 P.M.: Community Strategy Meeting
12:30 P.M.- 1:00 P.M.: Press Event


WHERE:
Kings County Hospital
T Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor
451 Clarkson Avenue (& New York Ave)
BROOKLYN


WHO:

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

For information about DOHMH's regular flu shot clinic hours, or for information about getting a flu shot for children under the age of 4, first call your doctor, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/health/flu.

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