Not Getting Immunized Would Be a Big “Crime”! LRRC Takes a Stand at Lakewood’s Night Out Against Crime

Posted on August 12, 2016 By

The LRRC (Lakewood Resource and Referral Center) 212 Second Street, Suite 204, Lakewood, took a stand to fight against the crime of not getting immunized at Lakewood’s Night Out Against Crime, recently held in Pine Park, an event attended by at least 4,000 children and adults.

As part of its annual Immunization Awareness campaign sponsored by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), LRRC representatives gave attendees more than 1,200 band-aid dispensers with an educational message, 500 custom designed immunization stickers, and 75 copies in English and another 75 copies in Spanish of the book The Germ Patrol by Dr. Neil Shulman and Dr. Todd Stolp.

Adults who visited the LRRC booth filled out 490 raffle tickets, trying to win a $150.00 Bank of America gift card. Mrs. Dassi Stavsky, Lakewood, was the winner!

In addition, 59 adults requested that the LRRC, a federally designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contact them for further immunization support. Attendees also received vaccination and immunization literature that included general literature, CDC approved immunization schedules for adults and children, and a letter in support of immunization based on CDC recommendations from Lakewood Healthcare Providers.

Mayer Hoberman, executive director of social services, said, “In a sense, it is a crime not to protect one’s family against getting many preventable diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough, and the complications from them are avoidable. Our goal is to make everyone aware about the importance of immunizations.”

For more information about immunizations or to schedule an immunization appointment, call Tzipporah Zar at CHEMED, 732-364-2144, Ext. 282. For information about the LRRC, contact Mechie Nebenzahl, at 732-942-9292, Ext.112 or

About the Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (LRRC): The LRRC, a federally designated 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, 212 Second Street, Suite 204, Lakewood, provides free comprehensive social services, information, referrals, and assistance for government and private sector programs and auxiliary services in such areas as housing, rental counseling, health care, insurance plans, nutrition, SNAP (food stamps) application, utilities, and paid leave for Lakewood Township, and Ocean, Mercer, and Monmouth County residents.

LRRC Case Managers help clients identify the assistance programs for which they may qualify, and help clients complete the paperwork as needed. To schedule an appointment with a case manager, call 732-942-9292. The office is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call for specific times about walk-in and telephone hours.