Free Flu Clinics to Open December 6 and 11
It’s Never Too Late to Vaccinate
In an effort to remind the public about the importance of receiving a flu vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established National Influenza Awareness Week, which began on December 2. According to the CDC, a seasonal flu outbreak can begin as early as October; yet the population is most at-risk of becoming infected during the months of December through February.
Visit a local clinic, sponsored by the Somerset County Department of Health, for a free flu shot. Residents age 18 and above, who have not received a flu shot can visit the following clinics:
- Somerset County Department of Health and Human Services Building, located at 27 Warren St., Somerville, Dec. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Franklin Township Library located at 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, Dec. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.
“Protect yourself and your family against the flu and get a flu shot,” said Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, health department liaison. “Simply take advantage of Somerset County’s free and convenient flu-shot clinics – it’s worth it.”
It is recommended that people receive a flu vaccination every year in order to protect themselves against new flu viruses. If a person has not received a flu vaccination, they should do so as soon as possible before the flu begins spreading in their community. Even if it is later in the season, it is never too late to receive a flu shot.
Practicing good health habits, such as handwashing with soap and water, covering your mouth when coughing and staying home when sick are all excellent ways to protect yourself and remain healthy.
For information about Somerset County Department of Health flu clinics, visit http://bit.ly/FluShotsHD or call (908) 231-7155.To stay up to date with Somerset County events and information, sign up for free email alerts at www.co.somerset.nj.us/subscribe or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.