MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Health Department will be conducting three free Flu Clinics for Middletown Township residents this fall at the Middletown Township Public Library located at 55 New Monmouth Road. Dates and times are as follows:
- October 20, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Children 6 months through adults
- October 21, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Children 6 months of age through adults
- October 27, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Children 6 months of age through adults
Pre-registration is required. Call 732-615-2000 x2164 or e-mail the Health Department using the Contact Us form at www.middletownnj.org. Include name, address, age, phone number, and preferred clinic date in the e-mail. Appointments will be scheduled on first-come basis. A confirmation e-mail will be sent. Clinics are for Middletown residents only. There is no fee for the influenza vaccination.
The Health Department has received numerous inquiries concerning the influenza vaccine and if it has any effect on the current virus, Enterovirus-D68, which has been in the news recently. Although there is no vaccine for the Enterovirus, it is especially important to get the influenza vaccine to lessen the risk of having a more severe illness if you are infected with Enterovirus-D68 at the same time as influenza.