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Friday, October 10, 2014

Free flu clinic dates correction

Two more opportunities for free flu shots.

I goofed in listing this year's flu clinics offered by the Plainfield Health Division.

The first was last night at City Hall Annex, where a good number of folks showed up for their free 2014 flu shots.

The remaining two opportunities are next week (not tonight as incorrectly stated) and the following Wednesday --

October 16 (Thursday)
St. Mary's School
West 6th & Liberty Streets
6:00 - 8:00 PM

October 22 (Wednesday)
Senior Citizen Center
400 East Front Street
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The CDC recommends that annual flu shots be gotten at the beginning of the flu season each year -- ideally during October -- and the Plainfield program is right on target.

Who should get flu shots? There are vaccines available for every age from childhood on up. But two groups that should not get the shots are pregnant women and those who have allergic reactions either to the shots themselves or to egg-related products.

The program is free and on a walk-in basis, with no reservations needed.

For more information, call the Plainfield Division of Health at (908) 753-3092

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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