Two Camden County flu shot clinics scheduled for Cherry Hill this October

Camden County’s flu shot clinic will make two stops in Cherry Hill this October. A clinic will be held on Friday, Oct. 10 at Cherry Hill Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. A second clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Katz JCC from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by the freeholder board,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “We are hosting immunization sites at convenient locations throughout the region, including the annual Senior Health Fair at Cooper River Park.”

The flu shots are provided for no-out-of-pocket cost. As always, seniors receiving Medicare are asked to bring their Medicare ID cards with them.

Rodriguez explained that the flu cannot only create challenges at home, but it can have a negative effect on the workplace crippling businesses and suffocating production. The flu can spread quickly through any office and infect several employees through the simple act of coughing. If you are a business owner, you should also encourage your employees to get vaccinated. It literally “pays” to get a flu shot.

Pregnant women and chronically ill people are other high priority groups. Flu shots are also recommended for people with weakened immune or cardiovascular systems, or with chronic metabolic diseases, renal dysfunction or blood disorders. Youngsters aged nine and older must be accompanied by an adult. Children under nine need two shots, a month apart, and should be seen by a pediatrician. For uninsured children, call CamCare at (856) 541–9811 or the Camden County Health Center in Bellmawr at (856) 931–2700.

For other information, contact the county Department of Health and Human Services at (1–800) 999–9045, or log onto www.camdencounty.com the county’s website.

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