MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island launched a new campaign encouraging residents to get their flu shots early this year.18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
The Fight the Flu 2020 campaign emphasizes the importance of being immunized, especially during the pandemic.
Curran and Nassau health officials want to avoid a potential twin-demic of COVID and the flu hitting at the same time.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
“Every person getting a flu vaccine has the potential to save multiple lives because you’ll be less likely to get the flu. If you do get the flu, you’d be less likely to transmit it,” said Dr. Aaron Glatt, of Mount Sinai South Nassau.
Fight the Flu events will be held at churches, shelters and food pantries, and mobile clinics will be sent wherever needed.
For more information, visit nassaucountyny.gov/flu2020.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
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