East Elmhurst, NY — Following the deadly flu outbreak that killed a child in New York City, Senator Jose Peralta partnered with NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst at LeFrak City to provide free flu shots to residents. Saturday’s flu clinic at LeFrak City served approximately 90 residents with free on-site flu shots without insurance required.
“Unfortunately, this flu season is not over. I urge New Yorkers to protect themselves and their children by getting vaccinated if they haven’t done so already. We need to ensure we do everything possible to combat the spread of this deadly virus as the number of hospitalizations is increasing,” said Senator Peralta. “The influenza vaccine can be the difference between life and death. I want to thank NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and LeFrak City Management for making Saturday’s flu clinic possible and providing potentially lifesaving vaccines to the community.”
In the 2017-2018 flu season, CDC data shows more than 80,000 people in the United States, including 180 children, died because of the flu and 900,000 were hospitalized.