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Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

For more information contact:
Theresa Lyczko at 274-6600

Flu Vaccinations Available at the Tompkins County Health Department

(Ithaca, N.Y., September 22, 2015) – Protect yourself and your community from the flu and get vaccinated! There are many opportunities for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone over the age of six months should be vaccinated every year against the flu.

Flu vaccination is the best protection against the flu – it protects you and limits the spread of flu to others. These include infants under the age of 6 months who are too young to be immunized and those who are immunocompromised such as people who are receiving cancer treatment.

Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is providing flu vaccinations at its location at 55 Brown Road – across from the airport. There is plenty of free parking. Flu vaccinations will be available at the Health Department beginning, October 6. Appointments are necessary for all clinics and can be made by calling the Health Department at 607-274-6616.

Flu vaccinations will also be available to the public on Tuesday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lifelong, 119 West Court Street. Call TCHD at 274-6616 to make an appointment.

Most health insurance plans cover the cost of an annual flu vaccination. At the Health Department, there are no out-of-pocket costs if you have one of the following health insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Total Care, Fidelis, Medicare Part B and Medicare Managed Plans: Secure Horizons, Today’s Options, and Medicare Blue.

However if you have a health insurance plan other than those listed above, you will have to pay the cost of the flu vaccination at the time of your appointment. The Health Department will provide a receipt that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

The cost is $35. Cash and checks accepted; no credit or debit cards.

For more information call 607- 274-6616 or go to