BROOKLYN, NY (10/23/17) – Over the course of three days and at different locations throughout the 21st Senate District, Senator Kevin Parker, in conjunction with Citi Health Home Care Services, Duanereade by Walgreens, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and Lenox Road Baptist Church hosted the legislator’s Annual Flu Shot event. More than 100 community residents received flu shots and were able access resources from organizations like Citi Health, WellCare and Camba.
“Every year I am delighted to work with community partners to offer flu shots to the residents of Central Brooklyn. As the weather begins to change, it is important that we, especially our seniors, take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from the potentially deadly virus,” said Parker.
Attendees with insurance were billed through their insurance companies; those without were able to receive the flu shot free of charge thanks to Duanereade by Walgreens.
“As health and wellness is paramount today more than ever, I applaud our sponsors, especially Duanereade by Walgreens, who provided the service for free to those without insurance. Accessibility is always the number one concern for me when allocating resources and providing services to residents across our great State,” concluded the Brooklyn lawmaker.
About State Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprised of sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, he is the Ranking Democratic Member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, as well as the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Senator Parker is the Whip of the Senate Democratic Conference; Member of the Senate Democratic Conference Policy Group; Member of the Senate Select Committee on Technology & Innovation; and Member of the Senate Democratic Minority and Women-Owned Business Task Force (MWBE).
For the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, Senator Parker serves on the Senate Standing Committees on Finance; Rules; Higher education; Labor; Insurance, and Banks.
For more information on Senator Parker, please visit www.nysenate.gov/senators/kevin-s-parker