Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information
Burlington County will begin hosting seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics next Monday, Sept. 16, and will hold a total of 19 clinics countywide through Dec. 30.
Residents with computer access should schedule their flu shot by visiting the Health Department website. Residents who have scheduled their appointment online and bring the printed and completed consent form will be fast-tracked through the clinic. Walk-ins will still be welcome but may have to wait in line.
In addition to targeting the usual higher risk groups—such as those 50 and older, people with chronic medical conditions, weakened immune or respiratory systems, and pregnant women—all youth through age 23 are advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to receive seasonal flu vaccines this year to reduce the spread of flu in schools. “Pneumo” vaccine is recommended for people who have not had one in five years and if the first one was given before 65.
The county clinic is for adult 18 and older, but parents can take their children to physicians for flu vaccines and many other county locales will be giving the seasonal flu vaccine.
The county Health Department accepts Medicare Part “B” to cover the cost for seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines. A donation of $15 for the seasonal flu vaccine and $25 for pneumo is recommended by those not covered by Medicare, if residents can afford it. People who have Medicare coverage and belong to a managed care plan or HMO should go to their regular health care providers to receive immunizations.
Vaccine clinics will be held at the following dates and locations:
Monday, Sept. 16; 3-6 p.m. — Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington
Monday, Sept. 16; 3-6 p.m. — Moorestown Mall, Route 38
Tuesday Sept. 17; 9:30-11 a.m. — Pemberton Senior Center, 300 Brooks St., Browns Mills
Wednesday, Sept. 18; 9:30-11 a.m. — New Jersey Eco-Complex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown
Wednesday, Sept. 18; 1:30-3 p.m. — Mount Laurel Senior Center, 100 Mt. Laurel Road
Thursday, Sept. 19; 9:30-11 a.m. — Woodland Township Municipal Building, Third and Main streets, Chatsworth
Thursday, Sept. 19; 1-2 p.m. — St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5630 Route 9, New Gretna
Thursday, Sept. 19; 3-4 p.m. — Washington Township Town Hall, 2436 Route 563, Green Bank
Friday, Sept. 20; 9:30-11 a.m. — Evesham Township Senior Center, 535 East Main St., Evesham (Gibson House)
Friday Sept. 20; 3-4:30 p.m. — St. Paul School Gym, 6th and James streets, Burlington City
Monday, Sept. 23; 9:30-11 a.m. — Patentaude Senior Center, 429 John F. Kennedy Way, Willingboro
Monday, Sept. 23; 3-4:30 p.m. — Maurice & Everett Haines School, 162 Stokes Road, Medford
Thursday, Sept. 26; 3:30-5 p.m. — Cinnaminson Middle School, 312 Forklanding Road, Cinnaminson
Friday, Sept. 27; 9:30-11 a.m. — Vincent Fire Company #1, Race Street, Vincentown
Friday, Sept. 27; 2-4:30 p.m. — Burlington County Health Dept., 15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton
Monday, Sept. 30; 3-6 p.m. — Burlington County Health Dept., 15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton
Tuesday, Oct. 1; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington
Tuesday, Oct. 1; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Moorestown Mall, Route 38, Moorestown
Monday, Dec. 30; 3-7 p.m. — Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington