FAIR LAWN, NJ - Shomrei Torah, an Orthodox Jewish congregation in Fair Lawn, is hosting an adult Measels, Mumps and Rubella Booster Clinic to educate and immunize the "entire" Fair Lawn community.
The clinic, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 19,comes on the heels of the measel outbreak this winter in lower upstate New York where there is an Orthodox Jewish community.
According to patient.com, a dose of MMR vaccine is usually given to children aged 12-13 months. A second dose is usually given as a preschool booster. "The MMR vaccine is safe and protects against illnesses which have the potential to lead to complications which can be very serious," patient.com says.
"It is recommended that anyone who got their MMR before 1989, get a booster shot to ensure immunity," Shomrei Torah officials said on their website.
"Shomrei Torah is committed to the health of our community and want to make it easy for everyone to get their booster," their website states.
A pharmacists from CVS will be on hand in the Shul to give adult boosters. Those interested must register online or go to the Shul to receive paperwork from the lobby box.
FORM to register.
After submitting the form, individuals wishing to receive a booster will get a call from the pharmacist to confirm coverage and attendance at that clinic. If insurance won’t cover the booster, a second clinic will be set up that will provide boosters free of charge.