Nearly 200 Receive Flu Vaccine at Millman’s Brooklyn Office

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Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th, nearly 200 local residents received the seasonal flu vaccine in Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Brooklyn office, thanks to a donation of shots and nursing staff from Long Island College Hospital. This year, the demand for the flu vaccine has grown as awareness of the both the seasonal and swine flu vaccines have increased. As a result of the higher demand, fewer neighborhood organizations received donated flu shots and many doctors’ offices have run out of the vaccine.

With a limited number of flu vaccines available, Assemblywoman Millman ensured as many residents as possible received the vaccine by making appointments for each shot. The nurse managers from LICH were quick and efficient in administering the vaccine, and many people commented that it was virtually painless.

"I am especially thankful that this year Long Island College Hospital was able to help us provide nearly 200 local residents with the seasonal flu vaccine," Millman said. "For six years, I have been fortunate to be able to offer this service to local residents that might not get vaccinated otherwise. Senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk from the seasonal flu and should receive vaccines every year."


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Students at P.S. 58 in Carroll Gardens proudly receive certificates from Assemblywoman Millman for completing the Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge.
FREE MAMMOGRAMS

Assemblywoman Millman is working with the Brooklyn YWCA to offer free mammograms to local residents from a mobile mammogram van in front of her district office. To qualify, women must be over the age of 40 and have not had a mammogram for the past 12 months.

You MUST call 718-875-1190, ext. 239 to receive an appointment for a free mammogram.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 10th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: 341 Smith Street (at Carroll Street)
WHAT: Mobile mammography van offering free mammograms to qualifying local residents.



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Assemblywoman Millman celebrated constituent Josephine Vitale’s 100th birthday in October at the St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, along with a roomful of family and friends. Ms. Vitale received a citation from the Assemblywoman, and enjoyed cake, balloons and a spirited rendition of "Happy Birthday."

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Assemblywoman Millman served on a panel of judges during the FDNY BBQ Cook-Off at Fairway Market this fall. Four fire houses competed for the best combined score in the category of hamburgers, grilled chicken and ribs. The proud winners from Engine 202, Ladder 101 - the "Red Hook Raiders" - posed with judges Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Fairway Market CEO Howie Glickberg and Assemblywoman Joan Millman.
MILLMAN HOSTS HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

Assemblywoman Millman’s office again will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Family Justice Center, which is an initiative of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to serve victims of domestic violence. Please bring donations to Assemblywoman Millman’s office at 341 Smith Street through December 1, 2009. Suggested items include canned fruits and vegetables, powdered drinks and milk, juice boxes, peanut butter and jelly, packaged crackers, cookies, pretzels and other snacks, baby food and formula, diapers and baby wipes, shampoo and soap.

WHAT: Food Drive for the Family Justice Center
WHEN: Through December 1, 2009
WHERE: Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Brooklyn office at 341 Smith Street (at Carroll Street)

For more information about the Family Justice Center, you may visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/. The Family Justice Center is open for walk-in services Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and is located in Downtown Brooklyn at 350 Jay Street.


Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889
millmaj@assembly.state.ny.us
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