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Newburgh, NY – Join Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and the Cornwall Public Library for a free virtual seminar on combating this year’s flu season on Thursday, November 19 at 5 p.m. Presented by Dr. Nicole Agcanas, Primary Care Physician at the Medical Group at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, the seminar will review guidelines for prevention and treatment of the flu and how to stay healthy this fall and winter season.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in the 2017–2018 flu season, as many as 79,000 people may have died from the flu. It was the second-deadliest flu season for children since the CDC began tracking pediatric-flu deaths 14 years ago.

“Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever not only for the adult population but for children as well,” said Dr. Agcanas. “With flu season rapidily approaching and COVID-19 still a threat in our area, we should take all necessary precautions to protect the health of ourselves and others in our community.”

Flu vaccinations can provide an array of benefits to one’s health such as reduced risk of flu-associated hospitalizations and can be an important preventative tool for people with certain health conditions such as asthma and weakened immune systems. Speak to your primary care physician about how to get a flu shot this season.

Join this free seminar by registering online at or call (845) 568-2561. On the day of the seminar, please visit the following Zoom Link: To learn more about MSLC’s virtual events, please visit:

To learn about the services of our Medical Group, visit: or call (845) 534-7080.

About Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. In January 2018, MSLC officially became part of the Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents. In March 2019, the hospital changed its name from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall.