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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Burlington County offering flu shots on Thursdays now through January 3

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With the start of the seasonal flu season fast approaching and the danger of overlapping infections of influenza and COVID-19, Burlington County health officials are encouraging residents to obtain their seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

To assist residents, the Burlington County Health Department will once again offer seasonal flu vaccines every Thursday starting on Sept. 22 through Jan. 3 at clinics throughout the county.

“We’ve spoken a lot of about the need for residents to get vaccinated and boosted to help guard against COVID-19 but it’s imperative they also get their seasonal flu shot as well,” said Dr. Herb Conaway, director of the Burlington County Health Department. “Influenza typically sends thousands of people to hospitals annually and can be a danger to anyone, but especially seniors, young children and others with weakened immune systems or other health conditions. Getting a seasonal flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.”

Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson said the flu clinics ensure every Burlington County resident has access to this important preventative health care.

“Burlington County is ranked as one of the healthiest locations in America and one of the big reasons is programs like the Flu Shot Thursday clinics that make sure flu vaccine is easily accessible to everyone,” said Hopson.

All 20 flu clinics will be walk-up and open to any individual who is 6 months or older. The vaccines are available free-of-charge to county residents, but donations are accepted.

All residents 6 months and older are encouraged to get vaccinated, but health officials stressed the shot is especially important for people who live or work in a nursing home, long-term care facility or health care setting and those who live with or take care of elderly residents or young children or who have chronic health problems. Pregnant women are also advised to get a flu shot.

Countries in the southern hemisphere have reported significant increases in flu cases this year, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning more flu transmission is likely. Health officials are also concerned about the potential for some people to suffer overlapping infections of influenza and COVID-19.

“Both the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are proven to be safe and effective protection against serious illness,” Conaway said. “With COVID variants still active and flu season approaching, there’s a danger of overlapping infections, so it’s important to get both types of shots.”

The schedule for upcoming flu clinics is as follows:

 

Sept. 22 

9:30AM-11:30AM  

Woodland Twp. Municipal Building  

3943 Route 563, Chatsworth  

 

Sept. 22 

1PM-3PM  

Old Green Bank School 

2436 Route 563, Egg Harbor City 

 

Sept. 29 

10AM-12PM 

New Gretna Fire Company  

5 North Maple Ave, New Gretna  

 

Oct. 13 

11:30AM-1:30PM  

Wrightstown Volunteer Fire Co.  

21 Saylors Pond Rd, Wrightstown  

 

Oct. 13  

3PM-5PM  

Keegan Center  

522 Wood St, Burlington City  

 

Oct. 20 

9AM-11AM 

Evesham Fire Dept.  

26 East Main St, Evesham 

 

Oct. 20  

2PM-4:30PM  

Palmyra Cove Nature Center  

1335 Route 73 South, Palmyra  

 

Oct. 27 

10AM-12PM 

Palmyra Community Center  

30 West Broad St, Palmyra 

 

Oct. 27 

3PM-5PM  

Florence Municipal Building  

711 Broad St, Florence 

 

Oct. 29 

10AM-2PM 

Burlington Twp. Municipal Building  

851 Old York Rd, Burlington Twp.  

 

Nov. 3 

10AM-12PM  

Shamong Twp. Municipal Building  

105 Willow Grove Rd, Shamong  

 

Nov. 10 

10AM-12PM  

Carslake Community Center 

207 Crosswicks St, Bordentown  

 

Nov. 10 

2PM-4PM 

Medford Twp. Municipal Building  

49 Union St, Medford  

 

Nov. 17 

10AM-12PM  

The Gibson House 

535 East Main St, Evesham  

 

Nov. 17 

2PM-4PM 

Fire Station 431 

76 Hawkin Rd, Tabernacle 

 

Dec. 1 

2PM-4PM 

Burlington County Health Dept.  

15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton 

 

Dec. 8 

10AM-12PM  

Burlington County Health Dept.  

15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton 

 

Dec. 15 

2PM-4PM 

Burlington County Health Dept.  

15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton  

 

Dec. 29 

10AM-2PM 

Burlington County Health Dept.  

15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton 

 

Jan. 3 

10AM-12PM 

Burlington County Health Dept.  

15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton  

 

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