OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONTINUES WITH ITS FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMBy Leslie Terjesen on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONTINUES WITH ITS FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM
“The Ocean County Health Department has posted its additional flu sites on its website at www.ochd.org,” said Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator. He added, “We are beginning to see more cases of flu locally and want our residents to know it is not too late to get their vaccination. It can take up to two weeks to develop enough antibodies to protect you from the flu so try to get your flu shot as soon as possible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance, this year’s flu vaccine is protective against the majority of strains of flu that are in circulation this season. Also, beginning in January, children over six months of age and children under 60 months, who are in a licensed day care facility, will need to show proof that they have received the flu shot or will be excused from attending that facility.”
“At the flu sites, we also offer the pneumonia vaccine. Medicare Part B covers the cost of a flu or pneumonia shot. For those without Medicare Part B or have a Medicare Managed Plan, the cost will be $20.00. A physician’s note or prescription is required for a pneumonia shot for those under the age of 65.
The dates, times and sites of the clinics are:
1/13/17 - Ocean County Health Department – 1:00 to 3:00 PM
175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River
1/24/17 - Center for Health, Education, Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED) – 1:00 – 3:00 PM
1771 Madison Avenue, Conference Room
2/9/17 - Ocean County Health Department - 1:00- 3:00 PM
333 Haywood Rd., Manahawkin, NJ
Visit the Ocean County Health Department website at www.ochd.org or follow the Health Department on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like us on Facebook.