Southampton, NY—Stony Brook Southampton Hospital held its annual flu shot clinic in Parrish Memorial Hall on Wednesday, October 10. Nurses and medical residents administered vaccines to 312 adults throughout the day.
To ensure as many people on the South Fork as possible receive their vaccine for the upcoming season, the Hospital will be holding additional free flu shot clinics in the coming weeks. The clinics are for adults ages 18 or older who must present valid ID. No appointments necessary.
- Shinnecock Indian Health Clinic: Thursday, October 18, 1-4 p.m. (Church Street, Shinnecock Indian Reservation, Southampton)
- Montauk Library: Friday, November 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (871 Montauk Highway, Montauk)
“A 2018 study shows that risk of hospitalization with the flu reduced 37 percent thanks to the vaccine, and risk of Intensive Care Unit admission with the flu reduced 82 percent,” said Deborah Maile, RN, Director of Infection Prevention at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “Flu vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu and flu-related complications.”
About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is staffed by approximately 250 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing more than 50 medical specialties. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees.