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Flu Shot Program Gets Underway in Gloucester County this Saturday

Paulsboro High School Location Change Due to Homecoming Game on Oct. 11

(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholders are urging residents to get their free flu shots, which begin this Saturday, Oct. 4 with a drive-thru clinic from 8- 10:00 a.m. at the Regal Theater in Turnersville.
 
Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro said that the drive thru sites are to accommodate seniors and residents who cannot stand for a long period of time.
 
Taliaferro said, “The flu shot clinics are very efficient and residents will not wait long for their shots, but we want to make it as easy as possible for our older and disabled residents to get their immunization.  The drive thru clinics have proven very effective.”  Taliaferro is the liaison to the Department of Health and Senior Services.
 
Freeholder Lyman Barnes said that the county was looking at providing approximately 15,000 flu shots again this year to county residents. 
 
Barnes said, “There is a flu shot clinic scheduled in every town so that residents can easily access this service.  There are also clinics scheduled during the evening and on weekends so that everyone has a chance to take advantage of this important health program.  Every resident immunized against the flu will ultimately cut down the strain on our hospital emergency rooms, employers, schools and other public health agencies during flu season.”
 
Due to the Paulsboro Homecoming being held at Paulsboro High School on Saturday, Oct. 11, the flu shot clinic originally scheduled there will be held at Billingsport School instead.
 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Billingsport Early Childhood Center
441 Nassau Ave
Paulsboro, NJ  08066
 
For information or questions about the Gloucester County Flu Immunization Program call (856) 218-4101.