Free Salem County Flu Clinics Begin September 22

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Assignment Editor

SALEM COUNTY, N.J. — Salem County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host six different free drive-through flu clinics over the next six weeks.

The first clinic will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Pilesgrove. After that, clinics will be held at a number of different locations throughout the county every Thursday in October.

The Department of Health and Human Services will accept residents aged three and older at all six of its clinics. It prefers that community members hoping to get a flu shot bring pre-printed medical forms, and face masks will be required at each clinic. The clinic taking place from 4-7 p.m. on October 8 at Liberty Fire Company will be the only one that accepts walk-ups along with vehicles driving through.

If you’ve had a bad reaction to a flu shot in the past, have an allergy to thimerosol, or developed Guillain-Barre syndrome within six weeks of receiving a flu shot, the Department of Health and Human Services is urging you not to get a flu shot from any of these clinics.

Below is a list of all the available drive-through flu clinics:

  • Tuesday, September 22: Salem County Fairgrounds (Route 40, Pilesgrove), 2-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1: LAC Fire and Rescue (15 New St., Hancock’s Bridge), 4-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 8: Liberty Fire Company (5th St., Salem), 4-7 p.m. (walk-ups also accepted)
  • Thursday, October 15: Willow Grove Fire Company (County Hwy 639, Pittsgrove Township, 4-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 22: Oldmans Township Municipal Building (40 Freed Road, Pedricktown), 4-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 29: Salem County Fairgrounds (Route 40, Pilesgrove), 2-5 p.m.

You can call the Salem County Department of Health & Human Services at (856) 935-7510 (ext. 8482) for more information about these clinics.

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