Montclair Offers Flu Shot Clinic on November 17

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fluAfter a brief delay in shipment, the Montclair Health Department will offer a flu immunization clinic on Monday, November 17 from 3 – 6 pm at Montclair Municipal Building (1st Floor Council Chambers), 205 Claremont Avenue.

In addition to the adult vaccination clinics, this year, the Health Department will be vaccinating children ages 11 and older. Minors must be accompanied by their parent.

The fee for the vaccine is $20. It is free to Medicare Part B recipients if Medicare is your primary insurance. You must bring your Medicare card with you.

Note: This immunization is not recommended for anyone allergic to eggs, chicken feathers, chicken dander, or with history of Guillian-Barre syndrome. Persons who are immunosuppressed due to chemotherapy or AIDS must consult with their own physicians.

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, 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.

Persons 65 and older should bring their Medicare cards; pneumonia vaccine is also free to Medicare Part B recipients if Medicare is your primary insurance.

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