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Posted on: November 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] December Flu Clinic: Dec. 3

Flu Clinic 12/3/18. Details at

It's not too late to get a flu shot! 

The Livingston Health Department will offer an additional flu clinic on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Livingston Senior/Community Center (lower level -- Nursing/Education Office).

Flu vaccines are no cost with Medicare part B and $20 for all others. If you have Medicare part B, please bring your Medicare card with you. 

The Livingston Health Department provides flu vaccines to adults over the age of 18.

Questions? Call 973-535-7961.

National Influenza Week

The first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week – a reminder that it is not too late to receive a flu vaccine. 

It may seem like that once November ends, it may be too late to get a flu vaccine, but this is not true. While it is recommended that those who are six months of age and older receive a flu vaccine by the end of October, getting a flu vaccine later on can still offer protection against the flu. 

Whether you have already had the flu or not, you can still catch it as long as flu viruses are circulating. Getting a flu vaccine can help protect you. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity after receiving the vaccine.

Additionally, getting a flu vaccine doesn’t just protect you from the flu—it can also protect those with whom you come into contact from getting sick.

Those who get a flu vaccine may still get the flu; however, they may only get a milder case and might not experience complications from the flu.

If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet this season, mark your calendar for the flu clinic on December 3.

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