The freezing weather dovetails with a particularly strong flu season, which has some local pharmacies in Rockland stocking up and some are running out.
JCC of Rockland in West Nyack is offering flu shots on Thurday, Jan. 24 from 9 - 11 a.m.
"We have a limited supply of flu shots available tomorrow on a first come-first serve basis. This is sponsored by Northern Services Group and is open to the public," said the JCC. To reserve a spot, you can register here.
The Rockland County Department of Health is also offering flu vaccines on Friday, Feb. 1 from 1 - 3 p.m.
If you are a Rockland County resident, you can make an appointment to get a flu shot at the Rockland County Department of Health, Building A Exhibition Hall, located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona
“Get your flu vaccine now – it’s not too late. Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and its complications,” said Dr. Joan H. Facelle, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.
To make an appointment for a vaccination, call (845) 364-2519, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The County Health Department is offering the flu vaccine free of charge to adults 60 years and older. Patients with Medicare and Medicaid must bring their cards. Those ages 9 through 59 years of age can receive the vaccine, for a $25 fee. Bring proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver's license. Individuals can also check with their doctor, or visit www.flu.gov to find flu vaccine clinics in the area.
“We encourage residents to take advantage of our flu vaccine clinic to help prevent getting, and spreading, the flu,” said C. Scott Vanderhoef, County Executive.
For more information about the flu and flu vaccine contact your doctor or visit www.cdc.gov/flu/.