By Brendan Krisel
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — A city councilman who represents a portion of Washington Heights will hold an event with Walgreens at a neighborhood senior center to discuss the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu, according to a press release.
Councilman Mark Levine will hold the flu awareness event at the Riverstone Senior Center, located at 99 Fort Washington Ave. and West 163rd Street, from 12-3 p.m., according to a press release. Pharmacists from Walgreens will administer flu shots during the event.
The flu shots are covered by most insurances and generally carry a $0 copay, a Walgreens spokesperson said.
More than 23,000 people were hospitalized in New York City in 2017 for the flu, according to a press release. The outbreak was once of the worst to hit the city since the swine flu outbreak in 2009, a Walgreens spokesperson said.