This Week! Free Drive-Thru Flu Event for Ages 19+!


Most years, the story of the annual communal flu vaccine endeavor pretty much repeats itself: there are those who do vaccinate and those who cannot find the time or just don’t feel like making the effort.

This year, however, it is critical to encourage a more complete community effort to vaccinate against the flu.

With the trauma of COVID-19 still fresh in our minds and an alarming resurgence of community members testing positive, the need to maintain our health and protect against whatever we can protect should be obvious. In fact, many people who are normally passive or on the fence have already inquired about the vaccine’s availability this season.

“The flu virus and its symptoms are remarkably similar to those of COVID-19,” explains Dr. Dovid Friedman, CEO of CHEMED. “It pays to get vaccinated to avoid complications and additional risks.”

In an effort to make it ultra-simple and easy for everyone to get the flu vaccine, CHEMED has teamed up with the Department of Health to sponsor an unprecedented mega-vaccination event. The 6-day event will take place at Blue Claws stadium, October 18 through October 23. Sunday 1pm-8pm, Monday – Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-1pm. The event is completely drive-thru: vaccinations will be administered with the recipients remaining in their own cars. In anticipation of the many individuals who will want the vaccine, CHEMED is deploying ample staff members and clinicians for the Drive-By event, ensuring rapid in-and-out and a super- efficient process. Due to logistics, the vaccination will be limited to adults age 19 and older.

Simply put, it is so easy to get the flu shot this year that there are just no excuses not to get vaccinated.

Why now? The recommendation this year is to get immunized as early as possible and therefore CHEMED is appropriately adapting to that need during October before the flu season typically gets underway.

This is not the year to be hesitant to get the flu shot.

While the vaccine is not 100% guaranteed to prevent contracting the flu, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that it is the most effective measure in preventing the flu and decreasing the severity of the flu.


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There are 12 Comments to "This Week! Free Drive-Thru Flu Event for Ages 19+!"

  • ‏תודה רבה says:

    Thank you Dr Friedman and whole CHEMED. It is amazing to see the great events you sponsor with such a ingenuity for the benefit of the entire Lakewood community..
    Thank you

  • RN says:

    Of the over 4 billion dollars paid out for vaccine injuries by the U.S. vaccine court, more money was paid out to claimants for injury/ sickness/death from flu shots than any other vaccine.

  • Skeptical says:

    @RN, do you have facts to back that up? If not, please don’t spread fear and your anti-vaxxer agenda

  • Moshe says:

    Will the senior citizen version of the flu shot (which is a higher dose) be available?

  • P.D. says:

    Senior version ? With higher doses of aluminum ? So you can get foment is faster ? Can’t believe people are so naive and will take this death concoction. The flu shot clearly states that it doesn’t protect you from the flu! Read the insert

    • ready for this says:

      Not only that, it’s a guess if they got the right strain. Some years they guess wrong and the flu shot is useless.

  • w says:

    Unfortunately, the anti vaccination group continue with the same tired tropes. They get disproven, and return with the same nonsense again. When the aluminum is proven to be perfectly safe, when the vaccinations they are railing against don’t even have the aluminum they claim is dangerous, they continue with the same claims, hoping people will forget what happened last time.

    The flu vaccine is not 100% effective, so you cannot be sure that you will be helped with it. That is true. But a 70% chance is also worth something. And if all of us received the vaccine, we will not be carriers to our elderly or immune compromised neighbors, who may have taken the shot, but have been from the 30% for whom it was unsuccessful.

    Take the shot for your family, for your neighbors, for your Rov, for your friends. Don’t be selfish.

    • yottle says:

      Apparently the writer of this comment has studied communist ideology and has swallowed it whole. When people can’t be convinced to do things for themselves, they were put on a guilt trip to do it for others…

  • shot and more shots says:

    Save A Life

    The eleventh commandment –

    Do Not vaccinate!!

  • My Take says:

    Just because it’s free doesn’t mean I want it. No thank you to the flu shot, or Covid shot or any other.

  • Michael says:

    You can also get flu shots at Lakewood Immediate Care
    Gourmet Glatt Plaza
    Ages 4 and up

  • M F says:

    I went by to day to get a shot. They did a great job and we’re very organized. Thank you!

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