10/5/2006 - Influenza and Pneumonia Immunization Program

Influenza and Pneumonia Immunization Program

GET FLU READY HACKENSACK – Every year in the United States on average 5% to 20% of the population get the flu, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and about 36,000 people die from the flu. To combat excess influenza and pneumonia in Hackensack, the Health Department is planning to offer influenza and pneumonia immunizations for Hackensack senior citizens, aged 65 years and older, this fall. There is no direct charge to Medicare eligible seniors for these immunizations. This program, which is cosponsored with the Hackensack Housing Authority, is scheduled for four days. Clinics will be held at locations and dates listed below. Pre-registration is required and seniors must bring their Medicare part B card and other health insurance identification cards with them to the clinic. This immunization program will be offered at no direct cost to seniors by Medicare reimbursement to the City. Interested seniors may get additional information by calling the Health Department at 201-646-3965 or 201-646-8050 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Seniors who participate in an HMO or managed care plan should consult with their primary care physician.

Tuesday October 10, 2006 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - First Street Hackensack Housing Authority

Tuesday October 17, 2006 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - 164 Beech Street Hackensack Housing Authority

Tuesday October 24, 2006 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - 60 Kansas Street Hackensack Housing Authority

Tuesday October 31, 2006 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - 215 State Street Hackensack Civic Center

To pre-register call 201-646-3965 or 201-646-8050.

Seniors who are members of an HMO or managed health care plan should consult with their HMO or managed care plan.