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MEDIA ADVISORY: Stony Brook Medicine Partners With Nassau & Suffolk County To Discuss the Importance of Getting Your Flu Vaccine

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Stony Brook Medicine Media Contact: Kali Chan

Email: Kali.Chan@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Cell Phone: 631-487-4092

 

Stony Brook Medicine Partners With Nassau & Suffolk County To Discuss the Importance of Getting Your Flu Vaccine

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 7pm – 8pm

WHAT: 

Long Island is entering a critical flu season with a potential spike in COVID-19 expected in the fall and winter months. Populations with traditionally low flu vaccination rates, such as African-Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic/Latino populations, need to be informed about why getting the flu vaccine is especially important this year. Getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, but the flu vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. It also saves healthcare resources to care for patients with COVID-19 at a time when hospitals may be near or over capacity.

This Tuesday, October 20 join trusted health experts and Health Commissioners from the Suffolk and Nassau County Departments of Health, for a FREE Zoom webinar “The Flu and You: What You Need to Know” from 7 to 8 PM. They will answer your questions about the flu vaccine and provide sound advice for maintaining your and your family’s health during this unprecedented public health crisis, with a potential “second wave” of coronavirus cases this winter.

PRESENTORS:

  • Gregson Pigott, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Suffolk County, Department of Health Services
  • Lawrence Eisenstein, MD, MPH, FACP, Commissioner of the Nassau County, Department of Health
  • Moderator: Lisa Benz Scott, PhD, Director of the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook Medicine.
  • Translator: Héctor E. Alcalá, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine and Core Faculty Program in Public Health, Stony Brook Medicine.

Please submit questions for speakers in advance at: stonybrookmedicine@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Register for this FREE Zoom Webinar at bit.ly/sbmflu

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