Vaccinations Protect – Why Would Anyone Wait! LRRC Focuses on Immunizations at Safety Fair

Posted on July 8, 2016 By

As part of its annual Immunization Awareness campaign sponsored by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), representatives of the LRRC (Lakewood Resource and Referral Center) 212 Second Street, Suite 204, Lakewood, recently gave out more than 1,500 band-aid dispensers and 2,000 custom designed immunization stickers to attendees at the 13th annual Bnos Yaakov Safety Fair, sponsored by Bnos Yaakov Elementary School, Kent Road, Lakewood.

About 5,000 children and adults attended the Safety Fair, considered a major community event. Adults, who visited the LRRC booth, also filled out 325 raffle tickets, trying to win a $150.00 Bank of America gift card. Mrs. Leah Pam, Lakewood, won the bank gift card.

In addition, 31 people requested that the LRRC, a federally designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contact them for further immunization support.

Mayer Hoberman, executive director of social services, said, “Up-to-date vaccinations are essential to the good health of every family member. Many diseases, such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough, and the complications from them are avoidable. Why wait?”

Children and adults met members of many public safety organizations, such as the Lakewood Fire Department, the Lakewood Police Department, Hatzolah, Chaveirim, and the LCSW (Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch). The Bnos Yaakov Safety Fair also featured an extrication drill by Hatzolah, and a N.J. State Police helicopter landing and taking off.

All proceeds benefited the Bnos Yaakov Elementary School.

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 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, 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. The office is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call for specific times about walk-in and telephone hours.