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1/23/2014 - Mayor Yaede Announces Additional Flu Clinics for Residents Looking to Avoid Rising Flu Rates

Mayor Yaede Announces Additional Flu Clinics for

Residents Looking to Avoid Rising Flu Rates

 

January and February are typically the peak months for instances of influenza (the flu) and with instances of the flu increasing across the country, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede has announced two additional immunization clinics, which are FREE for residents.

 

Hamilton Township will hold the additional flu clinics on the following dates and times:


Day                 Date               Location                    Address                       Time

 

Wednesday     January 29       Division of Health       2100 Greenwood Ave.    4 pm – 7 pm

 

Tuesday         February 4    Division of Health        2100 Greenwood Ave.    4 pm – 7 pm

                                 

“There is still time for residents looking to avoid the flu, and especially those with chronic health conditions or factors that might make contracting the flu even more dangerous, to take advantage of our additional flu clinics provided by our Township Division of Health,”  says Mayor Yaede.  “These clinics are free for our residents; and in addition to helping avoid the common flu, receiving an immunization also helps to prevent the spread of the flu across our community.” 

 

As a courtesy, the flu immunization clinics are open to Township residents only and proof of residency is required

 

Children 6 months of age and older may receive vaccinations, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  However, parents or guardians may wish to consult their physicians regarding vaccinations of young children. 

 

Flu vaccines are also available for homebound residents, who can call Hamilton’s Division of Health at 609.890.3884 to schedule an appointment.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a number of instances of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults in the final two months of 2013, as well as reports of serious illness and hospitalizations among pregnant women and people who are obese. 

 

Additionally, as of week ending January 11, 2014, the New Jersey Department of Health has reported high levels of influenza in the state, with information indicated the highest levels of influenza occurring in the Northwest, Northeast, and Central West regions of the state.  Similar to national reports, that State’s Department of Health has indicated that a majority of flu cases are occurring in children under 4 years of age and persons 20 to 54 years of age.

 

For additional information, residents can visit the New Jersey Department of Health’s website (www.state.nj.us/health) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (www.cdc.gov).

 

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