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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.

 

Influenza (flu) severity varies from year to year, but flu always brings serious consequences.
  The prevention of influenza is important every year, but the COVID-19 pandemic means preventing influenza during 2021–22 is more important than ever. Although the effectiveness of the flu vaccine can vary, overall, the vaccine significantly lowers the risk of influenza-related illness, hospitalization, and death.

 

Influenza and COVID-19 share many symptoms. Both COVID-19 and flu can spread from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Both are spread mainly by droplets made when people with the illness (COVID-19 or flu) cough, sneeze, or talk.  Both are respiratory illnesses that are contagious, but because they are caused by different viruses, it is possible to have both at the same time.​  Just as with the COVID – 19 vaccine, the flu vaccine offers protection for you and your loved ones. The Middlesex County Office of Health Services offers  the COVID-19 vaccines AND  the flu vaccine for your protection. ( CLICK HERE for more information about the COVID 19 vaccine and clinic schedule )

 

Habits that help reduce the spread of flu include:

 

  • Get a seasonal Flu shot every year.
  • Wear a mask in public or when within 6 feet of other individuals.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean your hands often.  (Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers in your purse, car, and backpack, when soap and water is not available.)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as much as possible.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw away your used tissue.
  • Get regular exercise, enough rest, and eat healthy, balanced meals.

  

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services will be offering FREE flu shots to Middlesex County residents 6 months of age and over that meet a set of criteria.

 

Residents wishing to determine eligibility should visit http://middlesexcountynj.gov/dispenseassist​.The next available date(s) is/are listed below:


 

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Middlesex County Health Services'

FREE Flu Clinic Location


 

 


 

 

Flu Clinic Date

 


Spotswood


Spotswood Municipal Building
77 Summerhill Road
10a-11a


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Tuesday, 
October 19th

 

South Amboy


South Amboy Senior Center
108 S. Stevens Ave
10a-11a​

 

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Tuesday, 
October 26th  
 
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Middlesex Boro

  

Middlesex Boro Senior Center 

1400 Mountain Ave

10a-11a

 

 


 

 

Thursday, October 28th


 ​Monroe

Monroe Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road
10a-12p 

 
Thursday, November 4th

 Piscataway

Piscataway Senior Center
700 Buena Vista Avenue

10a-11a ​


 
Monday, November 8th

Dunellen

Dunellen Senior Center
200 Orange Street
10a-11a 


Friday, December 10th


 Please note: we do not have the "hi-dose senior vaccine". If you wish to receive this, please call your personal physician or local pharmacy for availability.

 

To receive your free flu shot:

 

  1. Complete the form located at http://middlesexcountynj.gov/dispenseassist
  2. Print the completed Dispense Assist voucher. Staff will be available to help residents with no access to print the voucher.
  3. Arrive at your choice of location within the designated time with a photo ID and your dispense assist voucher printout


CRITERIA FOR GETTING A FLU SHOT

 

To receive a free flu shot, you must:

 

  • Be a Middlesex County resident (proof of residency is required - including, but not limited to: a valid driver’s license; state issued identification; or two pieces of mail including utility bills, bank statements, or similar documentation with name and address)
  • Be eligible to receive the flu vaccine offered  (Afluria Quadrivalentas determined by the Dispense Assist Voucher
  • Have a printed dispense assist voucher for each individual registered.
  • It is advised that you wear clothing that can be removed or adjusted to provide access to one's upper arm/shoulder area. 

For additional information please call the Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 732-745-3100.​

 


 

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Click here​ to complete the free flu shot eligibility form


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 
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