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[December 24, 2009]

SUNY Downstate to Provide Free Flu Shots Dec. 29 – 30 and Jan 3

Free influenza vaccinations will be available at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and again on Sunday, Jan. 3 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.

This Family Flu Vaccine Clinic will offer both seasonal and H1N1 (“swine flu”) influenza vaccinations to adults and to children over the age of six months. (Only the injectable form of the vaccines will be available.)

The vaccinations will be given at SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn, located at 445 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York, in Room B4-333. Please tell the security personnel in the Hospital Lobby that you are coming for an influenza vaccination and they will direct you to the proper location.

No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call 1-888-270-SUNY (7869).

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks ninth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools.  More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.