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January 26, 2010

Matthew D'Oria
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Deputy Commissioner to visit Ewing H1N1 Flu Clinic to Stress Vaccination


 

New Jersey Health and Senior Services Deputy Commissioner Dr. Susan Walsh, will join local health officials and college nursing students at an H1N1 flu clinic in Ewing Township on Wednesday, January 27, to continue to emphasize the importance for everyone to get an H1N1 flu shot.

 

Dr. Walsh will visit the H1N1 flu clinic at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 3:30 p.m. The center is located at 999 Lower Ferry Road. The clinic is open to the general public. She will be joined by Ewing Health Officer Allen Lee and nine junior and senior class nursing students from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).

 

The nursing students will be assisting in operating the clinic, including administering vaccine, as part of a cooperative project between the Ewing Health Department and TCNJ.

 

“Although New Jersey is not experiencing a lot of flu activity at this time, now is when people should be getting their H1N1 flu shot,” said Dr. Walsh. “It is critical to remind residents of the importance of flu vaccination at a time when demand for the vaccine usually drops. Vaccination is the best tool we have to prevent influenza.”

 

“Influenza is unpredictable and there is a possibility of a future wave of H1N1 flu,” added Dr. Walsh.  “Residents can protect themselves, their families and their community by getting vaccinated.” 

 

The Department’s goal is to encourage as many residents as possible to get vaccinated against H1N1 influenza.  Currently, more than 2.6 million doses of H1N1 vaccine have been delivered to New Jersey.

 

For more information H1N1 influenza, including where to find vaccine, visit nj.gov/health and click on “Find a Flu Shot” or call the Department’s Call Center at 1-866-321-9571, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Individuals can also follow the Department on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FluNJ or become a fan of the Department on its Facebook page (New Jersey H1N1 Recourses).

 

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