Camden County Offering Flu Shots Through February

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CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. -

Flu season is in full swing here in South Jersey, and officials in Camden County are reminding everyone in the community that it's not too late to get your flu shot.

The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services' Flu Shot program, which is sponsored by the Freeholder Board, will continue to offer flu shots through February.

Officials say getting vaccinated can still provide you with protection against a number of influenza strains, and can reduce the severity of others.

They added that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread influenza activity in the region, and flu shots are one way to help keep you and your family happy and healthy this winter.

"The best thing is to not get it, so getting the vaccine is the most important thing and it's not too late still to get the vaccine," said Katherine Prihoda, assistant professor at the School of Nursing at Rutgers University-Camden. "If you do get the flu the best thing is to stay home."

The Camden County Freeholder Board is currently offering flu shots at the Bellmawr Regional Health Center located on Browning Road in Bellmawr on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Flu shots are also being offered at the Camden County Aletha Wright Administration Building, located on Market Street in Camden, on the first and third Fridays of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For other information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services' at 1-800-999-9045, or visit camdencounty.com

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