The Vineland Health Department Community Nursing Service is offering free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the former Amish Market, located at 624 E Elmer St. on Friday, January 20, from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Flu vaccines will be administered on a first come first served basis to any Vineland resident.
- According to Centers for Disease Control those at high risk should definitely consider getting a flu or covid-19 shot, those people are:
- People at high risk for complications from the flu or covid-19, including:
- Children aged 6–9 months,
- Pregnant women,
- People 50 years of age and older,
- People of any age with certain 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 or covid-19, including:
- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu (see above)
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
- Healthcare workers.
What to bring the day of clinic:
- Medicare/Medicaid card and any other health insurance cards
- Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bills, student ID, etc.)
Good health habits are also an important way to help prevent the flu and COVID-19.
- Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
- Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
For any related questions, call our covid hotline at 856-794-4000, ext. 4853. For any future clinic events, visit event calendar at vld.health.org