Digital Ad Campaign Encourages Vulnerable Residents to Get the Flu Shot
(FONDA, NY) – It’s safe, easy, and effective. That’s the message Montgomery County Public Health Director Sara Boerenko has for residents about the importance of getting a flu shot this year.
While many people remain concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Boerenko is warning residents that the upcoming flu season deserves their attention as well. To help educate the public about the importance of the flu shot, the Public Health Department is launching a print and digital ad campaign that will run throughout the month of October and encourages the county’s vulnerable populations to protect themselves by getting the flu shot.
“It’s more important than ever that everyone protects themselves and the ones they love from the flu. The flu vaccine is safe, easy to get, and remains the most effective way to prevent from getting the flu each year,” said Montgomery County Public Health Director Sara Boerenko.
“Flu season is coming quickly and now is the time to act. Regardless of your age, everyone should get the flu shot because you can risk spreading the virus to others if you’re not inoculated. However, it is especially important that older residents and school aged children get the flu shot as they can be most at risk of serious complications from the flu,” Boerenko said.
Last year more than 130,000 New Yorkers were stricken with the flu.
“Every year friends, neighbors and loved-ones get sick with the flu. This year has already been particularly challenging, as people have struggled familiarizing themselves with COVID-19. We can all do our part to protect ourselves and prevent our medical facilities from being overwhelmed by getting the flu shot,” said Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort.
Flu shots can be obtained by contacting a primary care physician or a local pharmacy. Residents can also contact the Montgomery County Department of Public Health by calling 518-853-3531 or visiting www.MontgomeryPublicHealth.org for more information about where they can get a flu shot.
Montgomery County Public Health Director Sara Boerenko stresses the importance of the flu shot, especially for seniors and school age children.
Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort encourages residents to get the flu shot.
ABOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
The Montgomery County Public Health Department is a public agency serving all residents of Montgomery County regardless of their age, creed, national origin, sex or socioeconomic status in accordance with agency policy. The department is responsible for carrying out public health programs through population-based services to prevent disease and injuries and promote and protect health.