The weather is growing crisp and the leaves are beginning to change meaning it’s prime time to get a flu vaccine.
The government recommends the vaccine for everyone six months and older, and it constitutes the best protection against the flu. Quick and safe, the vaccine is also free with most health care plans.
This year, Coney Island Hospital and Marty Golden have formed a partnership to offer Brooklynites free vaccines at the below listed locations.
As well, you can get the vaccine at your local Rite Aid or Walgreens branch, among other corporate chains. To find the pharmacy nearest to you, take advantage of the government’s Flu Vaccine Finder widget.
Appointments are necessary for free shots at the following locations. To reserve a time, call (718) 238-6044.
Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Where: 43 Seba Avenue
When: Tuesday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Senator Marty Golden’s Office
Where: 3604 Quentin Road
When: Wednesday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bay Ridge Manor
Where: 476 76th Street
When: Tuesday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additionally, City Council Member Mark Treyger, in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, will be hosting three free flu shots events at the following locations. Shots will be administered on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
For more information, call (718) 373-9673 or (718) 307-7151.
Most Precious Blood Youth Center
Where: 2739 Harway Avenue
When: Monday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Warbasse Houses
Where: 2770 West 5th Street, Community Room #4C
When: October 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Mary Mother of Jesus
Where: 2326 84th Street
When: October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.