County sets new dates for free flu vaccines

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Department of Health has scheduled new dates for residents to get a free flu vaccine during November and December.

Nov. 14 from 3-5 p.m. at the Department of Health (6 Moore Road, building 17, Cape May Court House)

Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cape May County Library, Main Branch (30 W. Mechanic St, Cape May Court House)

Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Department of Health (6 Moore Road, building 17, Cape May Court House)

While supplies last, the FluMist nasal spray vaccine will be offered in addition to the injectable vaccine at these clinics. The high-dose vaccine for seniors and the pneumonia vaccine will be offered at the Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 clinics held at the Department of Health. Seniors who want the high-dose vaccine need to bring their Medicare and supplemental insurance cards to the clinic, according to county officials

As a reminder, the CDC recommends an annual flu shot for everyone older than 6 months. The New Jersey Department of Health requires that children less than 5 years old who attend daycare or preschool receive a flu shot each year by the end of December. Children who are not vaccinated will not be able to attend school after that time until the end of the flu season, which is currently estimated as the end of March.

Those with a severe allergy to eggs, other vaccine components, or those who have been told by a doctor that they have had Guillain-Barré syndrome, need to receive the flu vaccine from their personal physician.

To keep up to date on all of the County’s flu clinics, see or call the flu hotline at 609-463-6581.

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