Office of Borough President James P. Molinaro
Staten Island, New York
Borough President Molinaro, Health and Hospitals Corporation partner to offer free flu shots to Staten Islanders
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Borough President James P. Molinaro and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation announced today that free flu shots will be available to Staten Islanders on four Wednesdays during the month of November.
The Borough President was joined by Arthur Wagner, HHC Senior Vice President, Southern Brooklyn/Staten Island Health Network, Angelo Mascia, Executive Director, Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home, and Dr. John Maese, Chief Medical Officer, Coney Island Hospital.
“I am pleased that HHC has partnered with me to provide this much needed service to Staten Islanders,” Molinaro said. “I encourage Borough residents to come down to Borough Hall and receive their flu shots to protect their health during this flu season.”
“Taking a few minutes to get vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family from this season’s influenza virus,” said Wagner. “Partnering with Borough President Molinaro to spread the word about health screenings and flu shots helps ensure our ‘Take Care New York Campaign’ reaches every resident of the Island.”
The free flu shots will be given on the following Wednesdays in November: 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th ; from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Room 125, on the first floor of Borough Hall. No appointment is necessary. For more information, please contact the Borough President’s Helpline at 718-816-2000, or visit www.StatenIslandUSA.com.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated health care delivery system with its own 385,000 member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal health care organization in the country. HHC serves 1.3 million New Yorkers every year and more than 450,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commissions John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/hhc.
General healthcare is also available at the following locations:
Mariner’s Harbor Family Health Center
2040 Forest Avenue
(in Forest Plaza Shopping Center)
Staten Island, NY 10303
Stapleton Family Health Center
111 Canal Street
(in Tappen Park)
Staten Island, NY 10304
MOBILE MEDICAL OFFICE STOPS:
(Monday - Friday / 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Services for adults only)
MONDAY - Project Hospitality (385 Jersey Street) New Brighton
TUESDAY – St. Paul’s Methodist Church (7558 Amboy Road) Tottenville
WEDNESDAY – Midland Beach (near 574 Midland Avenue & Olympia or Colony)
THURSDAY – NYCHA Houses (West Brighton, 230 Broadway) West Brighton
FRIDAY – Vanderbilt Moravian Church (285 Vanderbilt Avenue Park Hill)
To see a doctor call 718- CONNECT (718-266-6328)
*Adults who have no health insurance can participate in HHC Options, a program that makes health care services affordable. HHC Health connection’s staff will help uninsured adults who qualify, apply for public health insurance. If you have public health insurance, there is no charge. If you do not qualify for public health insurance, your health care charges may be reduced based on your income and family size.
October 31, 2011