Entertainment Community Fund offers free flu shots to its members in New York and the rest of the country


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Entertainment Community Fund offers free flu shots to its members in New York and the rest of the country

In the woods stars Andy Karl, Stephanie J. Block, Gavin Creel and more received their free shots after a matinee performance last weekend.

Andy Karl from In the woods get a flu shot from the Entertainment Community Fund
Natalie Power


The Entertainment Community Fund, which serves the needs of those working in the entertainment and performing arts industry, provides free flu shots in New York and across the country to members of the arts community in the scene. In fact, over the weekend, flu shots were given to the cast and crew of the Broadway revival of In the woods at St. James’s Theatre.

In New York City, the program provides free flu shots – with annual funding from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – for Broadway, Off-Broadway and other local performing arts-based organizations in their theaters, offices and at The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts.

Visiting theaters and performing arts offices in New York City, the Friedman Health Center has already administered more than 780 flu shots to the local performing arts community and will be involved with several more Broadway shows and theater organizations throughout throughout the fall season. On October 27-28 and November 10-11, free flu shots (for insured and uninsured) will also be available to members of the performing arts and entertainment community at Times’ Friedman Health Center. Square. Appointments are mandatory and can be booked online by clicking here.

The Fund also coordinates free flu shots for national road tours in several other states, including California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts and Maryland, as well as Washington, D.C. These vaccines, administered by CVS or RiteAid (depending on the city), are funded by the John Gore Organization.

The Entertainment Community Fund is also offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for national touring companies on the road.

“As always, we are extremely grateful to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for their unwavering support in ensuring the performing arts community stays healthy and healthy, especially as we head into cold season. and the flu,” the Entertainment Community Board Chairman said. Finance Brian Stokes Mitchell. “And for those in our industry who are on the road, bringing live theater to clients across the country at the cost of being away from their hometowns and doctors, we are proud to be able to take care of them through the generosity of the John Gore Organization and partnerships with CVS and RiteAid.

For more information on the Friedman Health Center and its services, click here. For more information on the Entertainment Community Fund’s health and wellness offerings, click here.

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