(PHOTO: County Boss and Rye resident George Latimer getting his flu shot.)
County Executive and Rye resident recently set an example by getting his flue shot.
“Get a flu shot and make sure your family members do, too,” Latimer said. “The vaccine can help keep you healthy or reduce the severity of your symptoms if you do get the flu. It’s our best defense and flu shots remain widely available.”
To increase access to flu shots for children, pharmacists statewide are now allowed to administer flu vaccines to children ages 2 to 18, following an executive order issued Friday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Parents should check for availability with their local pharmacy.
Flu vaccines also are offered at supermarkets, doctors’ offices and by appointment at the Westchester County Department of Health clinics in White Plains and Yonkers. Call (914) 995-5800 to schedule flu shot with the health department. To find a flu vaccine at a pharmacy or clinic near you, go to www.westchestergov.com/health.