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Suffolk Offering Flu, Tetanus Vaccines

Free shots recommended for those exposed to flood waters, debris.

Suffolk County is offering free flu and tetanus vaccines Monday to adults who may have been exposed to flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

Commissioner of Health Services James L. Tomarken said the vaccines are available at each of the five Disaster Recovery Centers.

Tetanus vaccination is recommended for those residents who have been exposed to flood waters and debris and who have not received a tetanus vaccine in the last 10 years.  Tomarken also recommends that those residents who have been displaced and are living in close proximity in shelters,  and who  may not be able to receive immunizations from their normal providers,  protect themselves by receiving the flu immunization.

The vaccines are available at the five disaster recovery centers, which are open form 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The centers are:

  • H. Lee Dennison – 100 Vets Highway, Hauppauge
  • Islip Town Annex – 400 Main Street, Islip
  • Lindenhurst Public Library – 1 Lee Street, Lindenhurst
  • Mastic Rec Center – 15 Herkimer St, Mastic
  • Suffolk County Center – 300 Center Drive, Riverhead
 

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