H1N1 & Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics Go Through March
(Sewell, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Jean DuBois announced today that the Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services will continue to offer the H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine to any individual who wants it through the month of March at several open clinics.
"Gloucester County has administered 15,970 H1N1 shots this season. We will continue to offer the vaccines through the month of March, which generally concludes the seasonal flu season," stated Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. "The County Department of Health will also continue to offer the seasonal flu vaccine at the H1N1 clinics we have scheduled in March," Sweeney said. The county has administered 17,930 seasonal flu shots this season. The Centers for Disease Control has deemed the simultaneous vaccination with seasonal and H1N1 vaccine safe.
Freeholder Jean DuBois said that the Department of Health will review any extension of H1N1 clinics past March based upon NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
"Normally the regular flu season ends officially on March 31, so we will continue to hold clinics throughout the month," said Freeholder DuBois. "If the State and Federal agencies recommend we continue to administer H1N1 vaccine beyond that point in time, then we will schedule more clinics," Freeholder DuBois said.
Freeholder DuBois, who is the liaison to the Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services, said that anyone with questions about H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccine can call the Flu Hotline at (856) 218-4141 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
The following clinics will be held at the Gloucester County Department of Health, 204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell, NJ 08080 from 2:30 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for the vaccines. H1N1 is open to anyone over the age of 6 months, and seasonal flu is open only to Gloucester County residents over the age of 6 months.
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Monday, March 29, 2010
The health department has finished H1N1 clinics for school aged children in all of the school districts within Gloucester County. Children needing their second dose, under the age of 10, can receive vaccine at any of the scheduled clinics listed above.