School of Nursing to Launch Flu Clinic Program in September

Community Clinics Make Seasonal Flu Shots Accessible to Citizens Across Western New York

August 27, 2010

The University of Rochester School of Nursing will kick off its flu immunization program in September. Staff anticipates ample supplies of seasonal flu vaccine to cover public clinics scheduled into November.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that only a fraction of Americans who should get a flu vaccine are actually being immunized. While health officials are unable to forecast the severity of the upcoming flu season, all eligible residents are encouraged to get flu shots. This is especially true for people age 50 and over, children 6 months to 59 months of age and those with a greater risk of complications from the flu, including pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes.

Most major insurance plans cover the cost of receiving a flu shot; insurance ID cards are necessary for proof of insurance. Otherwise, there is a $30 fee for the seasonal flu injection. The nasal-spray flu vaccine will be available at some clinics for medically qualified people for a fee of $40. Clinics are open to people age nine and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

A list of all public clinics, along with detailed information on the seasonal flu, can be obtained at www.rochesterflu.org or www.syracuseflu.org or by calling (585) 275-0636 in Rochester and (315) 214-5161 in Syracuse.

ROCHESTER AREA PUBLIC FLU CLINICS

  • Sat., Sept. 11: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Women’s Health Screening Fair, Public Market, 280 N. Union St.
  • Thurs., Sept. 16: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Italian-American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way
  • Fri., Sept. 17: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Herrema’s Food Market. 125 Pattonwood Dr., Irondequoit
  • Sat., Sept 18. 2: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dome Center, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd.
  • Sat., Sept. 18: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pittsford Fire Hall, 8 Monroe Ave., Station #1, Pittsford
  • Wed., Sept. 22: 9-2 p.m. Penfield Recreation Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield
  • Fri., Sept. 24: 9 a.m.-noon Wheatland Town Hall, 99 Main St., Scottsville
  • Sat., Sept. 25: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge Road Fire Station, 1299 Long Pond Road
  • Fri., Oct. 1: 8 a.m.-noon Eastside YMCA, 1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield
  • Fri., Oct. 1: 1-5 p.m. Gates Senior Center, 1605 Buffalo Road
  • Sat., Oct. 2: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gates Fire Dept., 2355 Chili Ave., Gates
  • Sun., Oct. 3: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Laurelton Fire Department, 405 Empire Blvd.
  • Sun., Oct. 3: noon-4 p.m. Herrema’s Food Market, 125 Pattonwood Dr., Irondequoit
  • Tues., Oct. 5: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way
  • Tues., Oct. 5: 10 a.m.-noon Hilton-Parma Senior Center, 59 Henry St., Hilton
  • Wed., Oct. 6: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Town of Webster, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster
  • Thurs., Oct. 7: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Alesi Health Fair, Dome Center, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd.
  • Fri., Oct. 8: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge-Culver Fire Dept., 2960 Culver Rd., Irondequoit
  • Sat., Oct. 9: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pittsford-Mendon Fire Dept., 101 Mendon-Ionia Road
  • Sat., Oct. 9: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Victor Fire Hall., 34 Maple St. (Rte. 444), Victor
  • Sun., Oct. 10: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chili Fire Dept., 3231 Chili Ave.
  • Mon., Oct. 11: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ogden Senior Center, 200 S. Union St., Spencerport
  • Tues., Oct. 12: 8 a.m.-noon Eastside YMCA, 1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield
  • Thurs. Oct. 14: 1-5 p.m. Dome Center, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd.
  • Fri., Oct. 15: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.
  • Mon., Oct. 18: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Brighton Recreation Center, 220 Idlewood Rd.
  • Tues., Oct. 19: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pittsford Senior Citizens, 3750 Monroe Ave., Pittsford
  • Wed., Oct. 20: 8 a.m.-noon Sweden Senior Center, 133 State St., Brockport
  • Fri., Oct. 22: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dr. Tina Reeves’ Office, 17 State St., Powers Building Atrium, Rochester
  • Fri., Oct. 22: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., off Long Pond
  • Sat., Oct. 23: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge Road Fire Station, 1299 Long Pond Road
  • Sun., Oct. 24: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gates Fire Dept., 2355 Chili Ave., Gates
  • Mon., Oct. 25: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dome Center, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd.
  • Tues., Oct. 26: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Brighton Recreation Center, 220 Idlewood Rd.
  • Tues., Oct. 26: 9 a.m.-noon Westside YMCA, 920 Elmgrove Road, Rochester
  • Wed., Oct. 27: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave.
  • Sun., Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chili Fire Dept., 3231 Chili Ave.
  • Mon., Nov. 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., off Long Pond
  • Thurs., Nov. 4: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.
  • Sun., Nov. 7: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pittsford Fire Hall, 8 Monroe Ave., Pittsford
  • Sat., Nov. 13: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pittsford Fire Hall, 8 Monroe Ave., Pittsford
  • Sat., Nov. 13: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge-Culver Fire Dept., 2960 Culver Rd., Irondequoit
  • Mon., Nov. 15: 8 a.m.-noon Eastside YMCA 1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield
  • Sat., Nov. 20: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge Road Fire Station, 1299 Long Pond

SYRACUSE AREA PUBLIC FLU CLINICS

  • Tues., Sept. 28: 10 a.m.-noon Hannibal Town Center, 824 County Route 34, Hannibal
  • Wed., Sept. 29: 10-11:30 a.m. Schwartz Towers, 90 North Street, Auburn
  • Fri., Oct. 1: 9 a.m.-noon Nichols Grocery, 327 First St., Liverpool
  • Sun., Oct. 3: 8:30-10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Church, 47 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville
  • Mon., Oct. 4: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Way, Suite A, Manlius
  • Thurs., Oct. 7: 9:30 a.m.-noon Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway, Fulton
  • Mon., Oct. 11: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool
  • Thurs., Oct. 14: 4-7 p.m. Nichols Grocery, 327 First St., Liverpool
  • Sat., Oct. 23: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Rosamund Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse
  • Tues., Nov. 2: 1-3 p.m. Fayetteville Senior Center, 584 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville

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