Free Flu Clinic, Thur, Nov. 15, 1-2:30, Keegan Recreation Ctr.2018 Flu Clinic Schedule
Adults over 18 years of age are encouraged to obtain free flu shots at Burlington County Health Department's Free Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, at the Keegan Recreation Center, 522 Wood Street, Burlington, NJ. This is one of the closest locations for City residents.
To learn where other clinics will be held throughout the County until January, please visit the following link: 2018 Flu Clinic Schedule.
For more information, visit the County website: www.co.burlington.nj.us.
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 link is presented above. 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.