Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Health Fair Includes H1N1 Clinic

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PERTH AMBOY— The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign “Put Your Community in Motion” Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 6.  The event will take place in the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street.

The Middlesex County Public Health Department has partnered with the City of Perth Amboy to arrange an H1N1 clinic. Free nasal and injectable vaccinations will be available for persons 6 months of age and older.  It is important for children under 10 years of age to receive their second dose of H1N1 vaccine, but the second vaccine dose cannot be given until at least 28 days has passed from the administration of the first dose.

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Mayor Wilda Diaz will be joined by the Emily Littman, state director of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Service providers from the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (dental van), the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Wegmans food market, and a number of other community sponsors will be offering free screening and services. The screenings and services will include dental exams, weight loss information, nutritional advice, pediatric services, CPR information & seminar, among other services. Census 2010 will also be promoting awareness and encourage citizens to “Stand Up and Be Counted.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Middlesex County Freeholder Deputy Director Ronald G. Rios, chair of the County’s Public Health and Education Committee, said: “The Middlesex County Public Health Department is committed to meeting the health needs of our residents and is happy to be able to offer this opportunity.”

David A. Papi, director of the Middlesex County Public Health Department, stated: “You can protect yourself and others from the H1N1 flu by getting vaccinated. Since influenza is unpredictable, and while we do not know what will happen in the future, we do know that if more people in the community are vaccinated the disease is less likely to spread.”

Diaz said, “During these difficult times it’s even more important to ensure your health. We are glad to be partnering with the county and our local medical and service provides, who have extended their time and services to our residents, thank you.”


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