Final days in Burlington County’s annual free flu clinic series set for Jan. 3 and Jan. 10

The remaining clinics will be held at the Burlington County Health Department, located at 15 Pioneer Blvd. in Westampton.

The Burlington County Health Department will soon wrap up its most recent annual series of health clinics this year to provide free flu vaccines 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.

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.

Both children and adults can be vaccinated at these two remaining clinics on the following days and times:

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

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