The Middlesex County Office of Health Services would like to remind you that it is not too late to receive your flu shot.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest reports, influenza activity has increased in the United States and New Jersey.
Because of the increased influenza activity in our communities, the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, in conjunction with the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will be conducting flu clinics from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in two locations:
596 Jersey Ave., New Brunswick
35 Kennedy Blvd., East Brunswick
Flu clinics will continue to be held every Wednesday from now until the end of April at: 29 Oakwood Ave. in Edison from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
596 Jersey Ave. in New Brunswick from 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost of the vaccine is $15, which will be accepted in cash only. Exact change is strongly recommended, and no bill larger than $20 will be accepted. Residents who present a valid Medicare card will not be charged, and their Medicare will be billed.
“The County, is committed to meeting the health needs of our residents,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “These additional clinics will help protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers during this flu season.”
Freeholder Shanti Narra, chair of the County’s Public Safety and Health Committee said: “Everyone six months and older should get a yearly flu shot. In addition to receiving your flu vaccination, you can also practice good health habits to further protect yourself and others.”
Habits that help reduce the spread of flu include:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean your hands often. (Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers in your purse, car, and backpack, when soap and water is not available.)
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as much as possible.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw away your used tissue.
- Get regular exercise, enough rest, and eat healthy, balanced meals.
For additional information please call the Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 732-745-3100 or visit our website at: www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search “flu”.