Flu Shots Available

by Press Release-Burlington County | Nov 19, 2007
Flu Shots Available Burlington County is again offering flu vaccinations this season to senior citizens and chronically ill adult residents. For those who have not been immunized against pneumonia, “pneumo” vaccine is also recommended if you have not had one in five years and if the first one was given before age 65.

The first clinic of the year will be a “drive-thru” clinic where individuals will receive the flu shot in their car. Residents never have to leave their car and it prevents them from being exposed to sick people. Pneumo shots will not be offered at the drive thru clinic.

“Annual immunizations are effective in controlling flu, which can be very serious among the elderly and chronically ill,” said Freeholder Dawn Marie Addiego who urged those residents to come to the county clinics and others to check with their physicians. The Moorestown Visiting Nurses Association, other organizations and many physicians provide flu and pneumo immunization in their offices. For those with Medicare Part “B”, flu and pneumo immunizations are covered by Medicare. For those not covered under Medicare Part “B”, the County Health Department will accept voluntary donations from those who can afford to contribute.

Forms for the clinics can be found on the county website at www.co.burlington.nj.us. Residents can print the form, complete it and bring it with them to any of our clinics.

Below are the scheduled sites for the 2007 Flu/Pneumo Immunization Clinics:

November 20 Oprea Larson Post 8838 9:30 – 11:30 am Hornberger Avenue & 10th Street, Roebling

November 27 Vincent Fire Company #1 10:00 – 12:00 noon Race Street, Southampton

November 28 St. Paul School Gym 4:00 – 6:00 pm 6th & James Streets, Burlington City

November 29 Evesham Twp. Recreation Center (Gibson House) 9:30 – 11:30 am 535 East Main Street, Evesham

November 30 Burlington County Health Department 12:00 – 3:00 pm 15 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton

November 30 Sacred Heart School Gym 4:00 – 6:00 pm 260 High Street, Mt. Holly

December 3 North Hanover Twp. Community Center 1:00 – 2:30 pm 43 Schoolhouse Road, Jacobstown

December 6 New Jersey Eco-Complex 9:30 – 11:30 am 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown

December 7 Delaware Avenue School 3:00 – 5:00 pm 301 Delaware Avenue, Palmyra

December 14 Burlington County Health Department 1:00 – 3:00 pm 15 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton

The immunization program is aimed at protecting the most vulnerable population.

The health department encourages anyone over the age of 50 to get the vaccine.

Anyone who questions whether to receive flu or pneumonia immunization should consult with their physician.

The schedule for flu immunizations is set but dependent on receiving pre-ordered influenza vaccine on time. In case of any delivery disruptions, the County Health Department will reschedule clinics as needed. Check for any changes via the County website at www.co.burlington.nj.us/health, local media or the Health Department at (609) 265-5548.

For more information, call Deanna Adkins in the County Health Department’s Disease Control Office at (609) 265-5537.

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Author: Press Release-Burlington County



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