The Camden County Board of Commissioners has announced 13 locations that will provide the 2023 flu vaccine.
“The flu sickens thousands of people each year and it can be a deadly virus in extreme cases. However, we can avoid this illness by getting the flu shot and our health department is here to help,” said County Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the department.
“Being up to date on your flu shot can protect you from getting seriously ill while also protecting those around you this flu season.”
In addition to vaccines, the senior health fair will feature dozens of health information tables, games and prizes and lunch for seniors. The immunizations are provided at no out-of-pocket cost.
The launch of the flu shot program is traditionally coordinated with the senior event because people 65 and older are among “high priority” groups for the shots. Seniors on Medicare should bring their identification cards with them.
Pregnant women and those who are chronically ill are also a high priority. The shots are also recommended for people with weakened immune or cardiovascular systems, or with chronic metabolic diseases, renal dysfunction or blood disorders. Children must be 9 and older and accompanied by an adult.
Children under age 9 need two shots, a month apart, and should be seen by a pediatrician. For uninsured children, call CamCare at (856) 541-9811 or the Bellmawr Health Center at (856) 931-2700.
The flu shots will be available at the following location:
- Thursday, Nov. 2- Scottish Rite Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For other information, contact the county Department of Health and Human Services at (856) 374-6365 or visit www.camdencounty.com/flu.