LRRC Promotes Immunizations at YTT Expo

Posted on March 3, 2017 By

An estimated 2,500 people, who recently attended the YTT (Yeshiva Tiferes Torah) Expo in the Fountain Ballroom at 725 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, had an opportunity to learn about immunizations and their importance from representatives of the LRRC (Lakewood Resource and Referral Center).

One mission of the LRRC, a federally designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 212 Second Street, Suite 204, Lakewood, is to promote the importance of complying with CDC (Centers for Disease Control) immunization recommendations, and raise immunization awareness and compliance rates.

As part of this ongoing campaign, LRRC representatives distributed complimentary tote bags with the message “Help Fight Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” as well as CDC-recommended immunization schedules and literature explaining the importance of vaccinating children.

In addition, 387 attendees completed questionnaires asking about their levels of awareness of and compliance with recommended immunizations. All attendees who completed questionnaires were entered in a raffle to win a $150.00 bank card.

Many of the attendees expressed interest in the LRRC and its pro-immunization message, and more than a dozen parents asked the LRRC to contact them for further immunization support.

Mayer Hoberman, Executive Director of Social Services at the LRRC, said, “Maintaining up-to-date immunizations is essential to the health and well-being of the entire community. Many diseases and their complications are avoidable simply by getting vaccinated. Why would anyone choose not to protect themselves and their children?”

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 at

About the Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (LRRC): The LRRC, a federally-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 212 Second Street, Suite 204 in Lakewood, provides free comprehensive social services, information, referrals, and assistance for government and private-sector programs, as well as auxiliary services in areas such as housing, rental counseling, healthcare, insurance, nutrition, utilities, and paid leave to the residents of Lakewood Township and Ocean, Mercer, and Monmouth counties.

LRRC Case Managers help clients identify assistance programs for which they may qualify and help clients complete paperwork as needed. To schedule an appointment with an LRRC Case Manager, call 732-942-9292. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.