Health News


September 12, 2023

Contact: Beth Cefalu, Director of Strategic Communications
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Health Department Offers Flu Vaccine Clinics in Pomona

 The best way to prevent the flu, and its complications, is by getting the flu vaccine each year  

NEW CITY, NY, - The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces its first flu (influenza virus) vaccine clinics. The clinics, for those ages 6 months and older, will be held at the following locations on the days and times listed. To receive the flu vaccine, those with Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance must bring their health insurance card. The vaccine is free of charge for those who are uninsured or underinsured:  

Robert Yeager Health Center, 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona, New York 10970, Building A, Exhibition Hall 

  • Friday, September 15, 2023, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Friday, September 22, 2023, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  

Pre-registration is preferred for appointments at the Robert Yeager Health Center. Walk-ins are welcome and will be registered on-site. To reduce wait time, register for an appointment at: or call 845-364-2534.  

Clover Stadium (where the Boulders play), 1 Phil Tisi Way, Pomona, NY 10970, enter from Pomona Road, follow the signs for the clinic.

  • Friday, September 29, 2023, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

This will be a drive-thru clinic.  You will remain in your vehicle.  There is no pre-registration for this clinic. You will be registered on-site.  

In addition, RCDOH will be offering the flu vaccine at Senator Bill Weber’s Senior Fair at Rockland Community College Fieldhouse, 145 College Road,  Suffern, NY 10901 

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  

No pre-registration required. You will be registered on-site.

The flu vaccine does not contain preservatives, including thimerosal. The vaccine offers protection against four different flu virus strains that research shows will be most common during this flu season: two influenza (flu) A virus strains and two influenza B virus strains. A high-dose flu vaccine will be given to those 65 years of age and older.

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu vaccine is the main way to prevent the flu and its complications.  Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year before the flu begins spreading in your community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a flu vaccine by the end of October.

Besides staying up-to-date on your immunizations, follow these good health habits: avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you are sick, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  

For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, visit or call 845-364-2534.