Burlington County’s annual free flu clinics continue for residents for 2018–2019 season

Clinics are scheduled through January and will be held at locations all throughout the county.

The Burlington County Health Department is continuing to host a series of clinics this year to provide free flu vaccines to county residents.

Clinics are scheduled through January and will be held at locations all throughout the county.

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

According to officials, 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 younger than 2, 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.

Officials note that it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a bad cold and the flu, but a primary care provider may be able to test an individual within the first few days of symptoms in order to determine if they 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).\

For more information and to complete the required consent form, contact the Burlington County Health Department at (609) 265–5533 or online at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/355/Flu-Information.

Those who attend clinics are asked to bring completed consent forms with them.

Children can only be vaccinated at children’s clinics. Remaining clinics in the 2018 schedule are listed below:

· Nov. 29–9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Palmyra Community Center located at 30 W. Broad St. in Palmyra.

· Nov. 29–1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Cinnaminson Library located at 1619 Riverton Road in Cinnaminson.

· Dec. 6 — Children’s Clinic — 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington County Health Department located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.

· Dec. 13–9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Carslake Community Center located at 207 Crosswick St. in Bordentown

· Dec. 13–1 to 2:30 p.m. at the FOP Community Center at 69 Main St. in Roebling

· Dec. 20–9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Burlington County Health Department located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.

· Dec. 20–1 to 2:30 p.m.at the at the Burlington County Health Department located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.

· Dec. 27 — Children’s Clinic — 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington County Health Department located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.

· Jan. 3 — Children’s Clinic — 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Burlington County Health Department located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.

· Jan. 10 — Children’s Clinic — 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Burlington County Health Department located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.