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Gloucester County to Offer Flu Shots in December

(Turnersville, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Helene M. Reed announced that flu vaccine is still available.  As a result, the county would offer additional Flu Clinics and one Children’s Clinic throughout December at the County’s Health Department Building on 160 Fries Mill Road, in Turnersville.

“We want to make sure all of those who need a shot get a shot,” said Freeholder Director Sweeney.  “We have scheduled an additional Children’s Clinic and another Evening Clinic to make sure that working families get their flu shot.  Aside from the health implications of the flu, if you or your child comes down with the virus and you lose days from work it can really hurt a family financially,” Sweeney stated.

Freeholder Helene Reed, liaison to the Department of Health and Senior Services, said, “To date Gloucester County has administered over 20,000 flu shots to our residents – more than any other year since we have started this program.” Freeholder Reed noted that there is no out-of-pocket cost for a flu shot, which are available to Gloucester County residents only.  “Our team works throughout the year to organize this effort for flu season and we want to provide maximum impact to keep our community healthy,” said Reed.

Gloucester County’s added Flu Shot clinics will be held in the Health Department, 160 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville on:

Monday
December 4, 2006 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Children’s Clinic
Thursday
December 7, 2006
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CHILDREN'S CLINIC ONLY
Monday
December 11, 2006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Tuesday
December 12, 2006 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM EVENING CLINIC
Tuesday
December 26, 2006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Wednesday
December 27, 2006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   
Thursday
December 28, 2006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM LAST CALL
The additional clinics are walk-ins, no appointment is necessary.  For questions about the flu shot residents can call the Gloucester County Department of Health & Senior Services at (856) 262-4101.