Hamilton Announces Free Flu Immunization Clinics and Available Pneumonia Vaccinations
Hamilton residents can take precautions to help avoid the flu this season by attending one of the Township’s free flu immunization clinics, which will offered in September and October. This year’s flu vaccine contains protection against the H1N1 flu, as well as the “seasonal” flu strains. Clinic times, dates and locations are listed below.
The clinics are open to Township residents only as a courtesy and proof of residency is required. In addition to all adults, children over the age of 9 may also attend these clinics, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Flu vaccines are also available for homebound residents and can be scheduled by contacting the Hamilton Township Division of Health directly at (609) 890-3884 for an appointment.
Each year the influenza virus affects millions of people in all age categories, but it is especially dangerous to certain age groups and health groups. Flu immunization is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce the chances of becoming ill with influenza or transmitting it to others.
“Our free flu clinics provide residents with an excellent opportunity to reduce their chances of contracting the flu this season. I encourage residents, and especially residents who may be more susceptible to the flu because of a chronic health condition, to attend one of our free clinics,” says Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo.
Pneumonia vaccinations are also available this year for residents who are 65 years of age or older and for residents of all ages who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiac illness or respiratory conditions. Residents who are interested in receiving pneumonia vaccinations should also contact the Hamilton Township Division of Health directly at (609) 890-3884 to schedule an appointment.
In the event that any dates are changed, the new dates will be placed on the Hamilton Township website (www.HamiltonNJ.com) and Hamilton’s Facebook page.
Public Flu Clinic Dates – Open to all Hamilton Residents
No restrictions except for Pneumonia Vaccine – must be 65 and older or with a chronic condition
Day Date Location (Address) Time
Tuesday September 20th Nottingham Fire Company (200 Mercer St.) 9 am – 1 pm
Wednesday September 21th Bromley Neighborhood Center (1801 E. State St.) 5 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday October 5th Project Freedom Community Room (715 Kuser Rd.)4 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday October 12th Nottingham Fire Company (200 Mercer St.) 9 am – 1 pm
Tuesday October 18th Wilson Neighborhood Center (169 Wilfred Ave.) 9 am – 1 pm
Wednesday October 26th Nottingham Fire Company (200 Mercer St.) 5 pm – 8 pm
**** Please visit the Hamilton Township Website (www.HamiltonNJ.com) for details on the additional flu clinic tentatively scheduled to be held at Colonial Fire Company