The Burlington County Department of Health is reminding residents to get vaccinated against influenza to protect themselves and their loved ones. The NJ Department of Health is continuing its #FightTheFluNJ campaign to encourage residents to get vaccinated and take steps to protect themselves.
The Health Department will also be offering a Free Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 am to Noon at Seneca High School, 110 Carranza Road, Tabernacle, NJ 08088.
Both clinics are free, however the County does encourage donations ($15.00) for the flu shot.
Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. During the 2018-2019 flu season, New Jersey experienced a lengthy influenza season with widespread activity occurring for 15 weeks between December and April.
The symptoms of flu include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, and fatigue.
The Health Department continues to recommend that individuals also take necessary precautions like washing their hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and
staying home when sick. If you do get sick, ask your healthcare provider if antiviral medications are right for you. These medications can shorten the length of time you are sick.