The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services will offer six flu clinics this season, providing residents with a free vaccine that inoculates for four strains of the virus.
The vaccine, called a quadrivalent, is designed to protect against four different flu viruses – two Influenza A and two Influenza B viruses — and it is recommended for adults and children who are at least three years old.
The free flu clinics will begin with the popular drive-through clinic at the Fairgrounds on September 20, followed by clinics at Salem County Community College, Schalick High School, LAC Municipal Building, Oldmans Township Municipal Building, and at the Salem County Health Department in Salem.
“We are able to offer the broader vaccine protection this year through a grant from the Salem County Health and Wellness Foundation, which we began partnering with last year for our flu clinics,” said Freeholder Bob Vanderslice, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee.
The flu clinics also are being staged again this year in two rural townships, Oldmans and LAC. “We are committed to taking our programs into the rural areas to ensure residents have an easier access to health care,” said Freeholder Director Julie Acton. “Our largest clinic, at the fairgrounds, also gives us an opportunity to partner with the nursing students at Salem County Community College.”
|September 20, 2016 (Tuesday)
Vehicle Drive Thru Clinic
Time: 3 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: Salem County Fairgrounds
State Highway Rt. 40
October 5, 2016 (Wednesday)
October 26, 2016 (Wednesday)
|September 27, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 3 pm- 7 pm
Place: Salem County Community College
460 Hollywood Ave, Carney’s Point
October 19, 2016 (Wednesday)
November 2, 2016 (Wednesday)