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Madison County health officials ‘thrilled’ with response to event

Posted 9/22/22

Madison County’s inaugural “Get Your Shot Together” music health festival on Sunday, Sept. 18, had unprecedented success according to Madison County officials.

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Madison County health officials ‘thrilled’ with response to event

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HAMILTON — Madison County’s inaugural “Get Your Shot Together” music health festival took place on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Good Nature Farm Brewery, and had unprecedented success according to Madison County officials.

“Get Your Shot Together” is a new campaign developed by the Madison County Health Department with a grant from New York State, with the goal in mind to encourage our community, especially young adults to focus on their overall health and well-being, that includes being up to date on immunizations like the COVID-19 vaccine.

During the event 135 immunizations were administered, 70 of which were for COVID-19, 57 for flu, and 8 for Tdap, officials said.

“We are thrilled with the response we received with our inaugural “Get Your Shot Together” event,” said Eric Faisst, Madison County Director of Public Health. “The Madison County residents who attended our event and are now on their way to being immunized against COVID-19, can set an example for others still undecided about whether they will take action to help protect themselves as we enter our third winter with COVID. The event was a great way to get back together and learn about overall health and well-being.”

“Get Your Shot Together” featured a fun afternoon and evening for Madison County residents, complete with three free concerts featuring several of Central New York’s best local bands, including Uncle Charlie and the Meatballs, Last Left and The Beadle Brothers. Good Nature Brewery provided delicious food, drinks, service and of course the perfect location for the event.

Madison County officials thanked the bands and Good Nature Brewery for all of their hard work and support to make this inaugural event a success.

Additionally, to provide further education and information for attendees, 23 vendors from the Central New York region were on location to provide resources to help attendees work on their overall health and well-being, and to get it all together.

The Madison County Health Department also offered information and resources for preventative health, including COVID-19 and Flu immunizations.

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