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Camden County Adds Flu Shot Clinics Tuesday, Wednesday

The nearest will be held at the Homestead Community Center in Pennsauken from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The following press release was issued by the Camden County Freeholders.

(Gloucester Twp) - Due to the continued and aggressive flu season, the Camden County Freeholders have scheduled additional Seasonal Influenza Immunization locations. Residents are reminded that it is not too late to get a flu shot.

  • February 5 - Homestead Community Center, 4771 Willow Avenue, Pennsauken, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • February 6 - Camden County College Gloucester Twp, Connector Building, College Drive, Blackwood, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • February 6 – Camden County College Camden, 200 Broadway, Camden, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

While the target population for the college events is the student body, members of the general public are welcome to attend.

The clinics will provide a necessary public health service for residents that have not received their flu shots and make sure businesses stay productive with healthy employees.

“The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get immunized,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department.  “We feel is it important to distribute all of the vaccine we have to the residents of Camden County. 

Flu shots are recommended to those in high priority groups including Senior Citizens, pregnant women and chronically ill individuals.  Flu shots are also recommended to people with weakened immune or cardiovascular systems, or with chronic metabolic diseases, renal dysfunction or blood disorders.

“We encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by Camden County in order to keep your family healthy this flu season,” said Freeholder Rodriguez.  “We have scheduled the additional flu shot site because the CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccinations this flu season.”

For more information, contact the county Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045, or visit www.camdencounty.com.

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