OHI to Provide Flu Shots for Lakewood Township Preschool Students
Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center, will be providing flu shots to Lakewood preschool students at two Lakewood locations.
1. Lakewood Early Childhood Center, 100 Linden Avenue, Friday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2. Piner Elementary School, 1141 E County Line Road, Friday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
To receive a flu shot at no out of pocket cost, children must have a completed OHI registration form and a consent form available at the school the child attends in addition to their parents’ insurance card or a copy of their insurance card at the time of the visit.
Children can receive their flu shot at no cost through the Vaccines for Children* program offered at all OHI Health Centers if they do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or are recipients of Medicaid Plan A. Parents of Lakewood preschool students can also receive a flu shot for $20 if they complete the registration and consent forms at the event.
If parents or students are unable to attend the scheduled events, call the OHI Call Center at 732-363-6655 to schedule a flu shot. For more information, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations coordinator, 732-719-9016.
* The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.
About Ocean Health Initiatives: OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; Sea Oaks Medical Campus,798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor; a health center within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, and Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A, Lakewood; and a Mobile Medical Unit. The Lakewood and Manchester sites have pharmacies.
OHI provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental care to Ocean County’s insured, uninsured and underinsured populations. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.
OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.