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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Health Department announces Flu Shot Thursdays for 2021

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With the coronavirus pandemic still active and the start of the seasonal flu season fast approaching, Burlington County health officials are stressing the importance for all residents to obtain a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

The County Health Department will again offer seasonal flu vaccines to county residents every Thursday starting on September 23 through January at clinics throughout the county. All clinics will be open to individuals 6 months and older.  

Signed consent forms will be required and residents are encouraged to print out and bring the completed form with them to the clinics. The form is available online at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/355/Flu-Information

While the flu vaccine will not protect residents from COVID-19, Health Department officials said it is still important for people to get their flu shots this year due to the outbreak remaining active and overlapping with the seasonal flu and the danger that some residents could become infected with both. 

The flu vaccine not only reduces your risk of illness but can prevent hospitalizations and deaths. Getting a flu shot also helps conserve potentially scarce health care resources during the still ongoing pandemic. 

“While not as deadly or transmissible as COVID-19, influenza still typically sends at least 100,000 people to the hospital each year,” said Health Department Director Dr. Herb Conaway. “Getting a flu shot also helps conserve potentially scarce health care resources during this pandemic.”

Those 65 years and older, children under two, and those with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of experiencing complications from the flu, but an annual seasonal flu shot is recommended for all residents aged six months and older by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. In some cases, the flu can lead to death. In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. Seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October and as late as May. For the vaccine to provide full protection against the flu, it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body. Getting vaccinated early in the fall helps to reduce the chances residents may get the flu before the vaccine is able to provide full protection. 

It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a bad cold and the flu, your primary care provider may be able to test you within the first few days of symptoms in order to determine if you have the flu or not. Symptoms of the flu include:

  • A 100F or higher fever or feeling feverish 
  • A cough and/or sore throat
  • A runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

The County Health Department accepts Medicare Part “B” to cover the cost for the seasonal flu vaccines. A donation of $15 for seasonal flu vaccine is recommended by those not covered by Medicare if residents can afford it.  

For more information on the flu, please contact the Burlington County Health Department at 609-265-5533 or online at www.co.burlington.nj.us/health. You can also like us on Facebook. Additional information can be accessed online at www.cdc.gov/flu or www.flu.gov. The Burlington County Health Department’s Raphael Meadow Health Center is located at 15 Pioneer Blvd in Westampton, NJ within the county complex. 

The schedule for all county residents is listed below. Remember children can only be vaccinated at children’s clinics. 

2021-22 SEASONAL FLU CLINICS 





 


 

Date

Site

Address

Time

September 23, 2021

Woodland Twp

Municipal Building

3943 Route 563 

Chatsworth, NJ 

9:30am-11:30am

September 23, 2021

Washington Twp

2436 Route 563
 Old Green Bank School
 Egg Harbor City, NJ 

1:00pm-3:00pm

September 30, 2021

Bass River

New Gretna Fire Company 

5 North Maple Ave 

New Gretna, NJ

10:00am-12:00pm

October 7, 2021

Wrightstown

Wrightstown Volunteer Fire Co. 

 21 Saylors Pond Rd., 

Wrightstown, NJ 

11:30am-1:30pm

October 7, 2021

Burlington City

Keegan Center

522 Wood Street 

Burlington City 

3:00pm-5:00pm

October 14, 2021

Palmyra

Community Center 

30 West Broad Street

Palmyra NJ 

10:00am-12:00pm

October 14, 2021

Florence

Municipal Building

711 Broad Street

Florence NJ

3:00pm-5:00pm

October 16, 2021

Burlington Twp

Municipal Bldg – Garage

851 Old York Rd

Burlington, NJ

10:00am-1:00pm

October 21, 2021

Shamong

Township Municipal Building

105 Willow Grove Rd

Shamong, NJ 

10:00am-12:00pm

October 21, 2021

Medford

Municipal Building

49 Union Street

Medford, NJ

2:00pm – 4:00pm

October 28, 2021

Bordentown City

Carslake Community Center

207 Crosswicks St

Bordentown City, NJ  

10:00am-12:00pm

November 4, 2021

Evesham

Blue Barn

1004 Tuckerton Rd

Evesham, NJ 

10:00am-12:00pm

November 4, 2021

Tabernacle

Fire Station 431

76 Hawkin Rd

Tabernacle, NJ 

2:00am-4:00pm

November 18, 2021

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

10:00am-2:00pm

December 2, 2021

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

2:00pm-6:00pm

December 9, 2021

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

10:00am-2:00pm

December 16, 2021

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

2:00pm-6:00pm

December 30, 2021

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

10:00am-4:00pm

January 3, 2022

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

9:00am-12:00pm

January 6, 2022

BCHD

15 Pioneer Blvd

Westampton, NJ 

2:00pm-6:00pm

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