Seasonal Flu Shots

The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season. An annual flu vaccine can reduce illnesses in the community, decrease the time missed at work and school, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Don’t wait to protect yourself and your family!

Some symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar; therefore, people may need to be tested to tell what virus is causing their illness. People can be infected with both a flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 at the same time. In general, COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. Compared to people who have flu infections, people who have COVID-19 can take longer to show symptoms and be contagious for longer. FREE! NO out-of-pocket cost.

The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for:

  • People 6 months of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions:
    • Heart disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Lung diseases, like asthma
    • Metabolic diseases, like diabetes
    • Blood disorders, like anemia
    • A weakened immune system caused, for example, by cancer or cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS, or steroid therapy
    • Certain conditions such as neuromuscular disorders that can cause breathing problems
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, including:
    • Health care workers
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)


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