The weather might still feel like summer, but Camden County’s free flu shot season starts in just a few weeks.
Sixteen sites are in the lineup for the 2013 program, including stops in Collingswood, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Haddon Heights and Voorhees, with the program kicking off at the county’s annual Senior Health Fair on Sept. 26 at Cooper River Park.
“In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by the board,” said freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the health department, in a statement. “We are hosting immunization sites at convenient locations across Camden County.”
Seniors, pregnant women and chronically ill people are considered the high priority groups, but officials noted flu shots are also recommended for people with weakened immune or cardiovascular systems, or with chronic metabolic diseases, renal dysfunction or blood disorders.
Children 9 years old and older must be accompanied by an adult; those under the age of nine are not included in the program, and should be seen by a pediatrician. If you or your children don’t have health insurance, call CamCare at 856-541-9811 or the Bellmawr Health Center at 856-931-2700 for help.
The full schedule for Camden County’s flu shot program:
Sept. 26—Senior Health Fair, Cooper River Park, North Park Drive, Pennsauken: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine
Oct. 1—Eastern High School Cafeteria, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees: 4-7 p.m.
Oct. 2—Bellmawr Fire Hall, 29 Lewis Ave., Bellmawr: 4-7 p.m.
Oct. 7—Gloucester Township Municipal Building, 1261 Chews Landing Road, Blackwood: 9 a.m.-noon
Oct. 8—Collingswood Senior Center, 30 West Collings Ave., Collingswood: 9 a.m.-noon
Oct. 10—Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill: 9 a.m.-noon
Oct. 10—Cold Springs School (gymnasium), 1194 Market Street, Gloucester City: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15—Our Lady of Hope Senior Health Fair (social hall), 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood: 10 a.m.-noon
Oct. 16—Bud Duble Senior Center, 33 Cooper Folly Road, Winslow Township: 2-4 p.m.
Oct. 17—City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 520 Market Street, Camden: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Oct. 22—Katz Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill: 9 a.m.-noon
Oct. 24—Magnolia Community Center, 425 Brook Avenue, Magnolia: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Oct. 26—St. Rose of Lima, 300 E. Kings Highway, Haddon Heights: 9 a.m.-noon
Oct. 29—Somerdale VFW, 10 Kennedy Blvd., Somerdale: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 1—St. Joseph’s Pro Cathedral School, 2907 Federal Street, East Camden: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Nov. 4—Harry Williams Community Center, Broadway & Black Horse Pike, Runnemede: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.