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December 07, 2011

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
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DHSS Deputy Commissioner Dr. Arturo Brito to Visit a Flu Clinic Taking Place at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center


 

In recognition of National Influenza Week, Dec. 4-11, Dr. Arturo Brito, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health, will attend a flu clinic taking place at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center in New Brunswick to encourage children and their parents to get flu shots.  Dr. Brito will also address the important role that flu shots play in protecting public health.

 

Dr. Brito will attend the clinic at 4:30 pm. on Thursday, December 8.

 

The Eric B. Chandler Health Center is located at:

227 George Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-235-6700

 

The CDC estimates between five and 20% of individuals get the flu each year. In New Jersey that means between 420,000 and 1.7 million people will get the flu this year.

Nationally, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die due to flu complications each year.

 

The symptoms of flu include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. Most people recover from the flu within two weeks, but some people may develop serious complications such as pneumonia, which can be life-threatening. Individuals with concerns about their symptoms should consult their health care provider.

 

To find a nearby flu clinic, please visit the “Find a Flu Shot” locator on the Department’s website.”

 

For more information about NIVW and flu please visit The CDC NIVW web page, http://www.cdc.gov/Features/FightTheFlu/.

 

For general flu information and resources, please visit: http://nj.gov/health/flu/generalinfo.shtml.

 

 

 
 
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