The Burlington County Freeholders, the Burlington County Health Department, the Healthcare Community, Burlington County College and numerous other partners are teaming up to ensure that everyone in Burlington County receives a flu shot and brings immunity to the community.
The week of Dec. 5 to 9 has been declared Burlington County Influenza Vaccination Week. During this week, there will be many opportunities for individuals to receive flu vaccinations.
“The Burlington County Influenza Vaccination Week provides an important opportunity for us to tell the community how important it is to get an annual flu shot,” said Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien. “Getting vaccinated is the single best way for people to protect not only themselves against flu, but their loved ones as well.”
Throughout Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 5-9), the Health Department will be offering free vaccinations to all county residents over the age of 6 months at the Burlington Center Mall from noon to 6 p.m. In addition to the flu shot, the Health Department will also be offering FluZone High Dose (a flu shot designed for those over 65) vaccines.
A clinic for children who need a second dose will be on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. in the Virtua Community Health Center located at 1638 Route 38, in the Lumberton Plaza.
Numerous other partners, such as Burlington County College are teaming up to ensure that everyone in Burlington County receives a flu shot and brings Immunity to the Community.
Getting a flu vaccine is easy. It is available through doctors, the health department, and at local pharmacies. Many employers, schools, and colleges and universities also offer flu vaccinations.
“We encourage all Burlington County residents to take advantage of these free flu vaccinations and help stop the spread of the flu,” O’Brien said.
For more information please contact the Health Department at 609-265-5548.