Nearly 200 Receive Flu Vaccine at Millman’s Brooklyn Office

October 22, 2009
Brooklyn – Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th, nearly 200 local residents received the seasonal flu vaccine in Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Brooklyn office, thanks to a donation of shots and nursing staff from Long Island College Hospital. This year, the demand for the flu vaccine has grown as awareness of the both the seasonal and swine flu vaccine have increased. As a result of the higher demand, fewer neighborhood organizations received donated flu shots and many doctors’ offices have run out of the vaccine.

With a limited number of flu vaccines available, Assemblywoman Millman ensured as many residents as possible received the vaccine by making appointments for each shot. The nurse managers from LICH were quick and efficient in administering the vaccine, and many people commented that it was virtually painless.

“I am especially thankful that this year Long Island College Hospital was able to help us provide nearly 200 local residents with the seasonal flu vaccine,” Millman said. “For six years, I have been fortunate to be able to offer this service to local residents that might not get vaccinated otherwise. Senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk from the seasonal flu and should receive vaccines every year.”