Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

BREWSTER— Just two weeks after declaring the flu a “health disaster emergency,” Governor Cuomo has directed the state health department to financially support local health departments to provide expanded services.

The Putnam County Department of Health will offer free flu vaccines daily at their main office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on Monday, Feb. 12, and running through Friday, Feb. 16.

On Thursday, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The main office is located at 1 Geneva Road in Brewster, above the Department of Motor Vehicles.

All those over the age of six months, who live or work in New York State are welcome. No appointment is necessary.

Bring proof of residency and Medicare card. Free vaccine will be administered as long as supplies last. Check the flu hotline at 845-808-1390 daily to confirm availability.

Additionally, parents with children between six months and three years of age should call the health department during business hours at 845-808-1332 to check availability of the pediatric vaccine.

Vaccine consent forms are available for downloading on the Putnam County Department of Health website at www.putnamcountyny.gov/health/immunization.

Forms will also be available at the flu clinic. In the event of bad weather, call the flu hotline to check for rescheduling.

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