LRRC Promotes Immunizations at Bnos Yaakov Health and Safety Fair

Posted on July 19, 2017 By

As part of its ongoing immunization awareness campaign sponsored by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the LRRC (Lakewood Resource and Referral Center), 212 Second Street, Suite 204, Lakewood, recently participated in the 14th annual Bnos Yaakov Health and Safety Fair, considered one of the largest annual health and safety fairs in New Jersey.

About 5,000 adults and children attended the fair, held at the Clifton Avenue Grade School athletic field, Lakewood, where LRRC representatives distributed more than 2,000 pieces of educational literature about immunizations, including immunization schedules for all ages and letters signed by many Lakewoodm healthcare providers urging immunizations.

The LRRC also distributed approximately 1,300 custom tote bags and 2,000 Band-Aid dispensers bearing pro-immunization messages. More than 300 visitors to the LRRC booth filled out raffle tickets for a $150 bank card. The Weiser family of Lakewood won the raffle.

Additionally, 24 attendees requested that the LRRC, a federally-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contact them for further immunization support.

“Immunizations are essential to the health and well-being of the entire community,” said Mayer Hoberman, the LRRC’s executive director of social services. “Many diseases, such as measles, mumps and whooping cough, are easily avoidable. Why would anyone choose not to protect themselves and their families?”

All proceeds of the fair benefited the Bnos Yaakov Elementary School.

For more information about immunizations or to schedule an immunization appointment, call Tzipporah Zar of CHEMED at 732-364-2144, ext. 282. For information about the LRRC, contact Yosef Stein 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, healthcare, insurance plans, nutrition, SNAP (food stamps), utilities, and paid leave for 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 walk-in and telephone hours.