Camden County will offer free flu shots at Gloucester Township Municipal Complex Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
“In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by Camden County,” Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said in a statement. “Flu shots are recommended to those in high priority groups including senior citizens, pregnant women and chronically ill individuals.”
The county also recommends flu shots for people with weakened immune or cardiovascular systems, or with chronic metabolic diseases, renal dysfunction, or blood disorders.
Children who are 9 years old and older must be accompanied by an adult; those under the age of 9 are not included in the free county program. Children under 9 need two shots, administered a month apart, and should be seen by a pediatrician.
For uninsured children, call CamCare at 856-541-9811 or the Bellmawr Health Center at 856-931-2700.
Can't make it to Friday's flu-shot offering in Gloucester Township? Consider heading over to Brooklawn Community Center, at 101 N. 2nd St., from 9 a.m. to noon today or to Cherry Hill Municipal Building, at 820 Mercer St., from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.
For other information, contact the county Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045, or visit the county website.