The CDC recommends getting your flu vaccine before December and Montclair’s Health Department is at the ready with nine adult clinics for its 2011 seasonal flu vaccine campaign. The flu vaccine clinics are available to Montclair, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, and Verona residents who are 18 years of age and older.
Click to the jump to find out when and where, but first — will you get one:
The cost for the clinics is $20. Any person 65 and older with MEDICARE PART B as their PRIMARY INSURANCE will receive the flu vaccine at no cost to them. If you are 65 and older and have HMO insurance, you will have to pay the $20 fee and will need to submit to your own insurance. Medicare is the only insurance we accept for payment.
The pneumonia vaccine will also be offered. Usually, one dose of pneumovax is needed. A second dose is recommended for people aged 65 and older who got their first dose when they were under 65 and if 5 or more years have passed since that dose. The vaccine is now recommended for smokers and asthmatics. Also, a second dose is recommended for people with some chronic conditions. Please check with your physician if you are unsure as to whether or not to get the vaccine.
Wednesday, September 21
Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Ave, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28
First Montclair House, 56 Walnut St., 9:00 – 10:30 am
South End Gardens, 340 Orange Rd., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5
Glen Ridge Train Station, Ridgewood & Bloomfield Ave, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12
Cedar Grove Municipal Bldg., 525 Pompton Ave, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Cedar Grove Senior Center, 100 Cedar Ridge Dr., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 20
Hillwood Senior Apartments, 100 Hillwood Terrace, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Need additional information? Call the Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4970.