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Flu Shots Available at Health Department

The Madison Health Department services residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.

Residents of Chatham Township and Chatham Borough can go to the Madison Health Department to get their flu vaccines while supplies last.

The Madison Health Department, which also services the Chathams, has limited doses of the 2012-13 seasonal flu vaccine available.

Anyone over six months of age without medical contraindications are recommended to get the vaccine. Appointments are advised, and the cost is $25.

Vouchers for the vaccine are available for residents over 18 years of age who are uninsured and cannot afford to pay the fee.

Health Officer Lisa Gulla said New Jersey "is currently in the grip of one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory." Residents should take measures to avoid getting or spreading the virus, such as avoiding touching their eyes, nose and mouth, staying home if sick, and getting the vaccine, according to an information sheet posted on the department's website.

People with flu may be able to infect others one day before symptoms develop and usually up to around five to seven days after becoming sick, the notice says.

Anyone seeking further information can contact the Madison Health Department at 973 593-3079 ext. 1 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.

thomas jackson January 29, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Another child died from this awful flu help keep it away from Chatham get your shots

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