Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Flu Clinic Hours Expanded Due to Rising CasesMONTICELLO – In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this week directing the state health commissioner to authorize emergency funding to local health departments due to the large number of flu diagnoses and hospitalizations, Sullivan County Public Health Services will expand clinic hours for flu shot appointments at its clinic in Liberty to 9-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

From December 31 through last week, there were 211 new confirmed cases of the flu across the County, which is a significant increase from the 24 confirmed cases from October through December 2017.

Flu Clinic Hours Expanded Due to Rising Cases

District 8 Legislator Ira Steingart receiving his flu shot from Sullivan County Community Health Nurse Amanda Wolfe. Photo provided

In addition, the local health department is reaching out to towns, SUNY Sullivan, churches and community organizations to determine the need for additional flu clinics in various parts of the County.

Influenza vaccinations be obtained through your healthcare provider, some pharmacies (visit www.vaccinefinder.org for locations) or at Sullivan County Public Health Services flu clinics at 50 Community Lane, Liberty, 845-292-5910.

For appointments, please call the above number starting Tuesday 2/13.  (Note that County offices are closed Monday 2/12 and 2/19).

For more information about the flu, visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal.

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