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LIJ Forest Hills Hospital to administer free flu shots in South Richmond Hill

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Courtesy of LIJ Forest Hills Hospital

Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital will be administering free influenza vaccinations at the Sikh Cultural Center in South Richmond Hill on Thursday, Nov. 3. 

Adults aged 18 years and older can receive a free flu shot on a walk-in basis at the Sikh Cultural Center, located at 95-30 118th St., from 4 to 7 p.m. or until supplies run out. 

This year’s flu season has gotten off to an early start in New York, which means many people have yet to be vaccinated. To get more shots in arms, the hospital is distributing flyers for the event in both Punjabi and English to vaccinate as many community members as possible.

“We realize that the South Richmond Hill community’s health needs have been underserved in the past,” said Lorraine Chambers Lewis, PA-C, executive director of Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. “Getting a flu shot is especially important as we continue to go through the pandemic and now contend with an increase in respiratory viruses. Our mission is to ensure the health of our community by providing access to flu vaccination.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Certain populations are more vulnerable, such as people over 65, young children, those with respiratory illnesses like asthma or those with other illnesses that lower your immunity.

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