On Thursday, February 7, 2012, State Senator Jeff Klein held a free flu vaccine event at Vladeck Hall at 74 Van Cortlandt Park South in the Bronx.. The event was co-sponsored by Jacobi Hospital where a RN from Jacobi gave free flu vaccinations to attendees who signed up for them. By offering free flu vaccinations, Senator Klein, working with the Jacobi Hospital, wants to help Bronx residents protect themselves and their families against influenza. The flu season lasts through May, yet it peaks in February. The sooner Bronxites get vaccinated, the better protected the community will be from influenza.On hand were co-sponsor Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, and 11th city council district candidate Andrew Cohen.
Left - Senator Klein comforts Mr. Emanuel Badger as Assemblyman Dinowitz and 11th council candidate Andrew Cohen (behind Senator Klein) look on while Jacobi Hospital RN Kylia Ester gives Mr. Badger his flu shot.
Right - Senator Klein, Assemblyman Dinowitz, and council candidate Andrew Cohen pose for the camera.