WOODBRIDGE – The Township Department of Health & Human Services has scheduled a flu and pneumonia vaccine clinic for Woodbridge residents on Monday, Jan. 27, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.
Township Health Director Dennis Green reminds parents that the New Jersey State Department of Health requires all students, day care and pre-school children between the ages of 6-59 months to receive the flu vaccine. The flu and pneumonia vaccine (standard syringe vaccination) is free to Medicare patients (who must present a valid Medicare card).
The flu vaccination is $15 and the pneumonia vaccination is $80 for non-Medicare and all other patients. Woodbridge Township residents are encouraged to call the Health Center’s Nursing Division at (732) 855-0600 ext. 5011 or 5012 for more information. Individuals with a handicap should call (732) 855-0600 x5011 to schedule an individual appointment.
The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services recommends that adults over age 50, health care providers, caretakers for high risk patients, residents of nursing homes and other institutions housing long-term care patients, women who will be in the second or third trimester of pregnancy during flu season and individuals with chronic heart and lung problems, diabetes, and/or conditions that lower body resistance should receive annual flu shots. Healthy adults 65 years of age and older and adults of any age with chronic heart and lung disease or serious chronic disease that may affect the lungs should receive a one-time dose pneumonia vaccine.
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