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Lenox Hill Hospital and Lenox Health Greenwich Village are providing free flu shots to community members this October on the following dates:
Lenox Hill Hospital – Hearth Room – 1086 Lexington Ave
- Monday, October 25 – 12-3 pm
- Tuesday, October 26 – 4-7 pm
Lenox Health Greenwich Village – Vaccine Center – 200 West 13th St., 5th Floor
- Saturday, October 16 – 10-1pm
- Wednesday, October 20 – 1-4pm
- Thursday, October 21 – 4-7pm
- Monday, October 24 – 4-7pm
The flu is a highly infectious disease that can be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, skin-to-skin contact or exposure to contaminated surfaces. The illness can range from mild to severe and in some cases may result in hospitalization and even death.
Populations at high risk of developing severe flu complications include young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. The best defense against the flu is to get vaccinated every year.
As the 2021-22 flu season coincides with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to get vaccinated. While the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it can reduce the severity of flu illness and prevent hospitalizations, thus helping save resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.
Northwell’s free flu events are open to anyone 18 years of age and above. Please note that masks are required at both locations.
For any questions, please reach out to the following contacts:
Lenox Hill: Katie Greer at (212) 434-2751 or [email protected]
Greenwich Village: Wayne Kawadler at (347) 802-7400 or [email protected]
About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 450-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Lenox Hill among the nation’s best for cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; neurology and neurosurgery; and orthopedics. In addition, the hospital received “high performing” designations from U.S. News for its performance in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhill.northwell.edu.