Flu Vaccine Clinic Slated for Buffalo Sabres Game

Attendees will receive vaccination by acupuncturist as well.

The mass vaccination clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saturday at the Stadium Cinema theater across from Scotiabank Arena on Buffalo Common, 133 Broadway.

All children need a valid festival admission ticket to enter the event.

According to officials, approximately 1,900 children will receive health screenings and vaccinations.

“The flu is affecting many communities throughout Upstate New York with the highest number of cases and hospitalizations in adult women,” according to the State Health Department.

More than 190,000 flu vaccinations have been administered across New York State so far this season.

In the Buffalo area, three people have died from the flu so far in the winter season, and tens of thousands of other people have been affected by the flu.

But health officials said they are hopeful this year will be the worst flu season in a long time, thanks to heightened public awareness and flu vaccine distribution campaigns.

“Early this season, we saw the first signs of the flu reaching epidemic proportions in New York,” said Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State’s commissioner of health. “We are working to cut down on these cases by promoting vaccination every day.”

The event is being hosted by Buffalo Sportsplex and CoBizco Fitness Group.

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