OHI to Provide Flu Shots for Lakewood Township Preschool Students

Posted on October 27, 2015 By

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center, will be providing flu shots to Lakewood preschool students on Tuesday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 10 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. at the OHI Mobile Medical Unit, parked at the Lakewood Early Childhood Center, 100 Linden Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, CMO, will be administering the shots.

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 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, they can call Keila Alvarado, practice director, at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8316 to schedule a flu shot at the Lakewood OHI Health Center, 101 Second Street.

To schedule a same day appointment at OHI, please call 732-363-6655. For more information, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations liaison, 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; a health center within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and a Mobile Medical Unit. The Lakewood and Manchester sites have pharmacies.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health 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.