Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2014

Where to Find a Flu Clinic in Union County

Union county, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders advises residents to prepare for the 2014 – 2015 flu season by getting vaccinated against the flu. In addition to many pharmacies and medical offices, public flu clinics are making flu shots available now.

“Please avail yourself of the resources at hand, to protect yourself and help prevent flu outbreaks from spreading,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “If you get your shot now, it will protect you throughout the flu season.”

At public flu clinics, the flu vaccine is affordably priced and may be free for eligible residents in some circumstances. Residents are advised to call ahead for information on fees, and to confirm availability, before visiting a public flu clinic.

The following health departments have announced public flu clinics for September and October in Union County:

  • Kenilworth (via Union Township Health Department, (908-851-8507)
  • Plainfield (908-753-3092)
  • Roselle (908-259-3032 or 908-259-3039)
  • Springfield (via Madison Health Department (973-593-3079, ext. 9)
  • Union (908-851-8507)

A complete schedule of public flu clinics in Union County, including locations and contact information, is available online at the County website, ucnj.org.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the flu vaccine for everyone over the age of six months, especially for persons aged 65 years and older regardless of whether or not they have chronic health conditions.

Other persons specially recommended for flu shots are residents of long-term care facilities, persons aged 2–64 years who have chronic health conditions, children aged six months or older who attend licensed child care centers or preschool activities, pregnant women, healthcare personnel who provide direct patient care, and caregivers of infants less than six months old.

People infected with flu can infect others before symptoms start, and up to a week after becoming sick. Flu viruses spread through coughing and sneezing, or by transfer from an infected surface to the mouth, eyes, or nose.

In addition to getting vaccinated, residents are advised to wash hands with warm water and soap often, always cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home when feeling sick.

For more information on flu prevention, including an online pharmacy locator and more details on health department clinics in Union County, visit ucnj.org/what-to-do-about-the-flu.

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SEASONAL INFLUENZA (FLU) CLINICS

CDC now recommends all individuals 6 months and older receive seasonal influenza vaccine (i.e., the flu shot) especially:

  • persons aged 65 years and older, with and without chronic health conditions
  • residents of long-term care facilities
  • persons aged 2–64 years with chronic health conditions
  • children aged 6 months or older, who attend any licensed child care center or pre-school activity
  • pregnant women
  • health-care personnel who provide direct patient care
  • household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children aged <6 months

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Clinic Information

Date & Time

Location

For Information

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9:00am – 11:00am

St. Theresa’s Church, 541 Washington Ave., Kenilworth, NJ

For more information:

Call Union Township Health Department 908-851-8507

Insurance Accepted: Medicare Part B, Humana, Aetna, United Health Care, UMWA, CIGNA, Coventry

Cost: $20.00 cash or check

Monday, September 29, 2014

9:00am – 12noon

Roselle Borough Hall

210 Chestnut Street.

For more information call Roselle Health Department at 908-259-3032 or 908-259-3039.

The clinic is for adults only. Children in need of the influenza vaccine may call Public Health Nurse Mary Fedorko at 908-659-4209.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

6:00pm – 8:00pm

City Hall Annex (1st Floor)

510 Watchung Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Plainfield Residents Only (Proof of Residency Required)

Vaccine is for 4 years of age and older. The Flu Vaccine Supply is Limited (First Come First Serve).  The Flu Vaccine is also available at your local pharmacy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL

Plainfield Division of Health

(908) 753-3092

www.plainfieldnj.org

Thursday, October 9, 2014

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Chisholm Community Center, 100 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ

Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered to Springfield residents aged 18 and older on No appointments are necessary for any of the clinics.  The immunizations are free to seniors with a Medicare Part B card; there will be a $10.00 charge for all others.  For more information call: Madison Health Department at 973-593-3079 ext.9

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10:00am – 12noon

Senior Citizen Center, 968 Bonnel Court, Union, NJ

For more information:

Call Union Township Health Department 908-851-8507

Insurance Accepted: Medicare Part B, Humana, Aetna, United Health Care, UMWA, CIGNA, Coventry

Cost: $20.00 cash or check

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00pm – 8:00pm

St. Mary’s Church

516 West 6th Street

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Plainfield Residents Only (Proof of Residency Required)

Vaccine is for 4 years of age and older. The Flu Vaccine Supply is Limited (First Come First Serve).  The Flu Vaccine is also available at your local pharmacy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL

Plainfield Division of Health

(908) 753-3092

www.plainfieldnj.org

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10:30am – 12:30pm

Plainfield Senior Citizen Center

400 East Front Street

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Plainfield Residents Only (Proof of Residency Required)

Vaccine is for 4 years of age and older. The Flu Vaccine Supply is Limited (First Come First Serve).  The Flu Vaccine is also available at your local pharmacy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL

Plainfield Division of Health

(908) 753-3092

www.plainfieldnj.org

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Chisholm Community Center, 100 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ

Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered to Springfield residents aged 18 and older on No appointments are necessary for any of the clinics.  The immunizations are free to seniors with a Medicare Part B card; there will be a $10.00 charge for all others.  For more information call: Madison Health Department at 973-593-3079 ext.9

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10:00am – 11:30am

Union Township Community Action Center, 2410 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall, NJ

For more information:

Call Union Township Health Department 908-851-8507

Insurance Accepted: Medicare Part B, Humana, Aetna, United Health Care, UMWA, CIGNA, Coventry

Cost: $20.00 cash or check

 

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