Flu Season


Although we are focused on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, it is very important to remember to get your annual flu vaccine!  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over six months of age get a flu vaccine each year, but it is especially important that certain people get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications. 


For example, the following groups are at particular risk:

  • Pregnant women
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain is chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Health care workers
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

Contact the Health Commission at 732-968-5151 for information about locally available flu vaccines.  

Protect yourself (and those around you)!  Get your shots!