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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes Announces Annual Flu Clinics in Burlington County

Get Your Flu Shot

Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes announced today that the Burlington County Health Department will host a series of clinics again this year to provide free flu vaccines to county residents. The first clinic is scheduled on Thursday, September 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Woodland Township Municipal Building located at 3rd and Main Street in Chatsworth. Clinics are scheduled through January and will be held at convenient locations all throughout the county.

To emphasize the importance of this program, the Burlington County Health Department will administer the first flu shot of the season to Deputy Director Hughes during the Freeholder Board’s public meeting on Wednesday, September 26.

“Getting an annual flu shot is one of the best ways you can stay healthy this flu season,” said Deputy Director Hughes. “Other easy habits everyone should practice to stay healthy include, washing your hands often with soap and warm water, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you’re sick.”

The Burlington County Health Department provided more than 1,450 flu vaccinations last year to county residents.

In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. Seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October and as late as May. For the vaccine to provide full protection against the flu, it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body. Getting vaccinated early in the fall helps to reduce the chances of residents getting sick before the vaccine is able to provide full protection.

Those 65 years and older, children under two, and those with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of experiencing complications from the flu. An annual flu shot is recommended for all residents aged six months and older by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a bad cold and the flu, your primary care provider may be able to test you within the first few days of symptoms in order to determine if you have the flu or not. Symptoms of the flu include: 100F or higher fever or feeling feverish, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children).

The 2018 schedule is listed below. Please remember children can only be vaccinated at children’s clinics. Dates highlighted in blue are children clinics, and the date in yellow is a convenient drive-thru clinic.

For more information and to complete the required consent form, please contact the Burlington County Health Department at 609-265-5533 or online at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/355/Flu-Information. Please bring completed consent forms with you.


Date & Time

Location

Sept. 27

9:30 am—11 am

Woodland Twp. Municipal Bldg. 

3rd & Main Street, Chatsworth

Sept. 27

1:00 pm—2:00 pm

St. Paul United Methodist Church

5630 Rt. 9, New Gretna

Sept. 27

3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Washington Twp. Municipal Bldg. 

2436 Rt. 563, Green Bank

Oct. 4—CHILD

4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Burlington County Health Department

15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton

Saturday, October 13

9:00 am—12:00 pm

(Both locations)


Drive-Thru Flu clinic

Burlington Township Fire District

1601 Burlington Bypass, Burlington


Walk-Thru Flu Clinic

Marlton Assembly of God

625 E. Main Street, Marlton

Oct. 18

9:30 am—11:00 am

Pemberton Senior Center

300 Brooks St., Browns Mills

Oct. 18

1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Vincentown Fire Co. #1

16 Race St., Southampton

Oct. 25

9:30 am—11:00 am

Cranberry Hall Senior Center

44 Charles St, Medford

Oct. 25

1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Burlington County Library

5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton 

Nov. 1

9:30 am—11:00 am

Moorestown Library, Room A

111 W. Second St., Moorestown

Nov. 1

1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Mt. Laurel Senior Center

100 Mt. Laurel Rd., Mt. Laurel

Nov. 8—CHILD

4:00 pm—6:00 pm

Moorestown Mall, County Corner

400 Rt. 38, Moorestown

Nov. 15

9:30 am—11:00 am

Patenaude Senior Center

429 John F Kennedy Way, Willingboro

Nov. 15

1:00 pm — 2:30 pm

Daniel Keegan Senior Center

522 Wood Street, Burlington

Nov. 29

9:30 am—11:00 am

Palmyra Community Center

30 w. Broad St, Palmyra

Nov. 29

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cinnaminson Library

1619 Riverton Rd., Cinnaminson

Dec. 6 -CHILD

4:00 pm—6:30 pm

Burlington County Health Dept.

15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

Dec. 13

9:30 am—11: 00 am

Carslake Community Center

207 Crosswick St., Bordentown

Dec. 13

1:00 pm —2:30 pm

FOP Community Center

69 Main St., Roebling

Dec. 20

9:30 am—11:00 am

Burlington County Health Dept. 

15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

Dec. 20

1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Burlington County Health Dept.

15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

Dec. 27—CHILD

4:00 pm—6:30 pm

Burlington County Health Dept. 

15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

Jan. 3, — CHILD

9:30 am—11:00 am


Burlington County Health Dept. 

15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton


Jan. 10,  -- CHILD

9:30 am –11:00 am

Burlington County Health Dept. 

15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

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