The seasonal flu season peaks between late January and late February in New Jersey. County health officials said there still time to get a seasonal flu shot and be protected.

Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone older than 6 months. The county offers the standard flu vaccine and the high-dose vaccine for seniors. There is no charge for flu vaccines.

Common flu is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person, health officials said. The best prevention against the flu is getting an annual flu vaccine.

The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everyone 6 mounts of age and older get a flu shot each year. Children and families clinics are for all children ages 6 months through 18 years old and their families.

Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 25, noon to 2 p.m., Cape May Court House Library, 30 W. Mechanic St.

Sunday, Oct. 1, noon to 4 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Church, 2nd St. and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Woodbine Elementary School, 801 Webster St.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 4 to 6 p.m., Upper Township Fair 1790 Rt. 50, Tuckahoe

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3 to 6 p.m., Department of Health, 6 Moore Rd, Building 17, Cape May Court House

Thursday, Oct. 19, 3 to 6 p.m., Holy Redeemer Health Fair, 1801 Route 9 North, Villas

Clinics are also planned at Glenwood Ave Elementary School, Margaret Mace Elementary School and Lower Township Memorial School. Dates and times to be announced.

Middle Township Gazette reporter. Call me anytime you have news for the paper or the website. 609-365-6176