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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Cape May County Department of Health Announces 2019 Flu Clinic Schedule

 

Cape May Court House- The Department of Health will be hosting their free flu clinics throughout the County from September through November. High-dose flu shots will be offered at senior center clinics while supplies last. Feel free to call our Nursing Division at (609) 465-1200 with any questions.  


“Flu vaccine is your best defense against the seasonal flu,” stated Kevin Thomas, Health Officer. According to the Center of Disease Control, flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. For example, during 2016-2017, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 million influenza-associated medical visits, and 85,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations throughout the United States.


Center for Disease Control defines influenza, or seasonal flu, as a contagious illness that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu is spread by droplets, which are made when an individual coughs, sneezes or talks. The droplets can land on surfaces or an individual, which can result in the spread of the infection. Individuals at the highest risk of developing flu related complications are individuals 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, pregnant women, individuals with low immune system, and young children. Signs and symptoms of the flu include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)

The flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu. The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months and older. It is also important to wash your hands, stay home if sick, and cover cough and sneezes. Make it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces in your home, school or office. For more information on upcoming flu clinics, and the flu visit www.cmchealth.net. Also like us on Facebook for updated information.




Location

Date

Time

St. Josephs Health Fair

132 44th St., Sea Isle City, NJ

10/5/2019

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

St. Francis Cabrini

2nd St. and Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ

10/6/2019

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Crest Memorial

9100 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ

10/8/2019

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lower Twp Senior Center

2612 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ

10/9/2019

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Upper Township Health Fair

1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, NJ

10/10/2019

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ocean City Senior Center

1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ

10/11/2019

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Lower Township Recreation Center

2600 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ

10/15/2019

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Dennis Twp Senior Center

571 Petersburg Rd., Dennisville, NJ

10/16/2019

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Margaret Mace

1201 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood, NJ

10/16/2019

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Upper Twp. Senior Center

1369 Stagecoach Rd., Upper Township, NJ

10/17/2019

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Woodbine Elementary

801 Webster St., Woodbine, NJ

10/17/2019

2:45 p.m. –3:45 p.m.

North Wildwood Senior Center

10th and Central, North Wildwood, NJ

10/18/2019

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Christ Gospel Church

2209 N. Route 9, Whitesboro, NJ

10/20/2019

12:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Disability Day

148 Crest Haven Rd., CMCH, NJ

10/22/2019

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cape May County Department of Health

6 Moore Road, CMCH, NJ

10/23/2019

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Glenwood Ave School

Glenwood & New York Ave., Wildwood, NJ

10/24/2019

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cape May County Library

30 W. Mechanic St., CMCH, NJ

11/4/2019

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

­­­­­­­Contact:

Name: Megan Santiago

Phone: (609) 463-6521

Email: Megan.Santiago@co.cape-may.nj.us

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