(Wampsville, NY – Oct. 2013) At the New York State Association of County Health Officials Annual Adult Immunization Conference in September, the New York State Department of Health presented Cazenovia Senior Services, Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, and Crouse Community Center in Morrisville with certificates for having ninety percent or greater employee flu vaccination rates last year. Vaccinating employees is the best way to prevent transmission of flu to patients.
“The Health Department is very pleased that Madison County healthcare providers are receiving recognition from the state for their efforts to protect their patients from the flu,” said Cheryl Geiler, Director of Community Health Services with the Madison County Health Department.
Madison County Health Department is busily gearing up for flu season by scheduling flu clinics, networking with healthcare providers, and keeping up to date on the latest information released from the New York State Department of Health this flu season. “Our home visiting nurses, clinic staff, and clinic administrators always receive the flu vaccine every flu season. Vaccinating against the flu is the right thing to do to reduce the chances of spreading the flu virus to our clients and co-workers”, said Cheryl Geiler.
The flu virus can be spread before we even begin to show symptoms, so getting vaccinated is key. For a listing of Madison County Health Department flu clinics, visit: www.healthymadisoncounty.org.