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Flu Shots Available in Belleville

Belleville health department officials say residents can preregister to get a flu vaccine.

Flu shots are available in Belleville.

Officials at the Belleville Health Department recommend that residents make appointments to get flu shots before flu season hits. 

Residents interested in vaccinations must pre-register by calling 973-450-3394 or 973-450-3390. 

Colleen Brittain of the health department said it is important to take precautions before the winter flu season begins.

"By getting the flu vaccine you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others," Brittain said.  "As always, it is extremely important for young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, people with certain health conditions and those with weakened immune systems be vaccinated because they are more likely to get much sicker from the flu."

People in close contact of infants and health care personnel also need vaccinations, she said. 

In other health department news:

  • The Health Department plans to offer a rabies clinic in October, though the date has not yet been set.
  • The health depeartment also welcomes donations of non-perishable food.

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