Stay Healthy – Get Vaccinated! LRRC Promotes Immunization Health

Posted on March 24, 2016 By

Are YOU vaccinated? How about your family? Are everyone’s vaccinations up-to-date? Vaccinations, often life-saving, are important for the good health of your family and the entire community.

The LRRC (Lakewood Resource and Referral Center), 212 Second Street, Suite 204, Lakewood, a federally designated 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, recently attended the 2016 YTT (Yeshiva Tiferes Torah) Expo at the request of the CDC to remind everyone that vaccinations protect against many serious illnesses, their complications, and preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, and many others.

More than 2,400 women attended the annual YTT Expo at Lake Terrace, Lakewood, which featured exhibits, vendors, a food court, door prizes, and giveaways. The LRRC alone distributed 350 promotional items to assist the CDC in maximizing immunization awareness and education in the community by giving away promotional items and schedules of immunizations for adults and children.

The LRRC also invited attendees to participate in a $150.00 bank gift card raffle that included questions, such as are your children up-to-date on immunization? If not, is it because your child was sick, missed a well-visit, or the vaccination was out of stock? Attendees were encouraged to provide contact information to receive more about immunizations. Tamar Ergas and Elka Freilich, both of Lakewood, each won the $150.00 raffle.

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

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. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:45 p.m.; and Fridays, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.