Who Should Get the Flu Shot?
6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine.
is especially important for people at higher risk of severe influenza and their
close contacts, including healthcare personnel and close contacts of children
younger than 6 months.
6 months and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as vaccine is available
this fall. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each
year but good health habits can also help protect against the flu,” stated
Lester Jones, Director-Health Officer of the Middlesex County Office of Health
can help reduce the spread of flu to yourself and others if you:
home when you are sick.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Clean your hands often. (Keep alcohol-based hand cleaners in your purse, car,
and back pack, when soap and water are 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 the used tissue.
•Get regular exercise, plenty of rest, and eat healthy, balanced meals.
A Flu Shot is Your Best Protection against Getting the
Pneumococcal immunizations will also be available to people who are 65 years of age
and older and have not previously received this vaccine and for those ages
18-64 with a chronic health condition. No appointment is necessary.
of the vaccine is $15, which will be accepted in “cash only” and exact change
is strongly recommended. No bill larger than $20 will be accepted.
Residents who present a valid Red, White and Blue Medicare card will not be
charged, and their Medicare will be billed. Pneumonia shots will be $65 for
people without a Red, White and Blue Medicare card.
EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM NOW
UNTIL THE END OF APRIL
MIDDLESEX COUNTY HEALTH CLINIC
596 JERSEY AVENUE, SUITE B
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901
2 PM - 3 PM