Thanks to Americares, ASC’s health screening center in Harlem has flu shot vouchers for uninsured clients. The voucher entitles the holder to a free flu shot at any Walgreens or Duane Reade.
Influenza activity is rising in the U.S. at this time. Outpatient visits for influenza-like-illness are above the national baseline. Activity is expected to increase further in the coming weeks, according to the CDC.
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. It is not too late to get vaccinated. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations. More than 143 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have been distributed at this time.
African Services operates an on-site testing center at our offices in Harlem as a resource for all New Yorkers seeking free and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis B & C, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, diabetes and blood pressure. Click here to learn more.
Image of ASC testing center by Andrew Hinderaker for Al Jazeera