Middlesex County Announces Additional Flu Vaccination Clinics

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Office of Public Health, Acting Director-Health Officer Katherine Antonitis announced that 21 additional flu clinics will be held through December in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, and Edison locations.

Call the Middlesex County Office of Public Health at 1-732-745-3100 or visit http://co.middlesex.nj.us/publichealth/flu-clinics.asp to view the schedule.

Middlesex County Freeholder Carol Barret Bellante, chair of the county’s Public Health and Education Committee, said: “The Middlesex County Office of Public Health is committed to meeting the health needs of our residents and are happy to be able to offer these additional flu clinics. We encourage all residents to come to one of our scheduled clinics.”

“Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination as soon as vaccine is available this fall. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits can also help protect against the flu,” said Antonitis.

Flu immunizations will be provided to Middlesex County residents 6 months of age and over. No appointment is necessary. There will be a charge of $15 per vaccination. The $15 fee will be accepted in “cash only” and exact change is strongly recommended. No bill larger than a $20 will be accepted.

Medicare will be billed where applicable: Residents with a valid Medicare card must present the card at the time of registration. If the Medicare card is not available, the resident will be asked to pay the fee or attend another clinic.

Pneumococcal immunizations will be available to Middlesex County residents who are 65 years of age and older and have not previously received this vaccine. There will be a charge of $20 per vaccination. The $20 fee will be accepted in “cash only” and exact change is strongly recommended. No bill larger than a $20 will be accepted.

Medicare will be billed where applicable: Residents with a valid Medicare card must present the card at the time of registration. If the Medicare card is not available, the resident will be asked to pay the fee or attend another clinic.

You can also help reduce the spread of flu if you:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean your hands often. (Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers in your purse, car, and backpack, when soap and water are not available.)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as much as possible.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw away your used tissue.
  • Get regular exercise, enough rest and eat healthy, balanced meals.

To find other clinic locations and times in your area, contact Info-line of Central New Jersey at 1-888-908-4636 or via the Internet at http://www.info-line.org/ or visit the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services’ Find A Flu Shot Web site at http://web.doh.state.nj.us/apps2/flu/fluschedules.aspx.


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