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Free flu shots will be administered by Peconic Bay Medical Center at the North Fork Spanish Apostolate on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.

“As we know, the best way to protect against the flu is by getting vaccinated each year,” said PBMC Executive Director Amy Loeb. “This year, the flu vaccination is especially important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We want to make sure everyone within our community has access to the flu vaccination in our ongoing efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.”

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Certain populations are more vulnerable, such as people over 65, young children, those with respiratory illnesses like asthma, or other illnesses that lower your immunity. The flu vaccination is especially important this year as many Americans spent last fall and winter following COVID-19 safety protocols, resulting in a decline of influenza infections which means fewer individuals have natural immunity to the virus this year.

For the safety of the community and the staff, PBMC asks attendees to wear masks and practice social distancing at the event.

For more information, contact [email protected]

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