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Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: February 12, 2010

Senator Hannon Announces Free Swine Flu Shots

If you chatted with someone who recently got swine flu, one thing’s for certain… they wish they didn’t get it. Why take the risk? The restrictions have been removed and you can get the swine flu shot now for free.

Senator Kemp Hannon is partnering with the Nassau County Department of Health and the Nassau University Medical Center to provide the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine at no cost. The vaccine is available to all ages and will be distributed on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Garden City Senior Recreation Building on Golf Club Lane (behind Lord and Taylor).

No reservation is necessary, just walk in. There is ample parking and the area is handicapped accessible. If you have any questions, call Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 739-1700.

Senator Hannon Encourages Long Islanders to Bring Awareness to Breast Cancer

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year of providing breast cancer information, support and hope to New York women, men and their families.

“When the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program first began in 1980, breast cancer was feared, but not publicly discussed,” said Senator Kemp Hannon. “The initiatives of Adelphi’s support program and the work of similar programs shows us the importance of bringing awareness to this disease and encouraging women to take control of their own health and support others,” said Hannon.

With the help of volunteers, legislators and funders, Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is able provide support for all women including disseminating important information about breast cancer, providing low-cost mammograms, offering professional counseling services and maintaining a help hotline for all women.

“The key to beating breast cancer is early detection,” said Hannon. “All women should take the time to get a mammogram and speak with a physician.”

If you have any questions regarding breast cancer or need help, call the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 1-800-877-8077 or visit www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.

If you would like to find more information about New York State and to sign up for email updates, visit Senator Hannon’s website at www.kemphannon.com.