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South Orange Issues Flu Warning, Guidelines

After last week's flu clinic, the Village offers advice for the season

South Orange residents are advised to have a flu immunization, according to the Health Department. To that end, the Village sponsored an annual flu clinic at the Baird Center on Wednesday. Flu shots are also available at:

Rite-Aid:

139 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

(973) 275-3845

Flu shots available 9 - 9 daily; 9 - 5 on the weekends

PathMark

407 Valley St.
South Orange, NJ 07079

973-762-5044

Flu shots available 9 - 9 Monday thru Friday

CVS

20 South Valley Street
West Orange, NJ 07052 Store#687
973-669-0115

Phone: 973.669.0115

Walk in or use this link to schedule.

Walgreens

561-579 Irvington Avenue

(next to Fine Fare)

Newark, NJ 07106
973-373-0387

Store is open 24 hours; Pharmacy is open 24 hours. Walk in; no appt needed for flu shot.

For those who choose not to have the immunization, the Village has issued the following guidelines:

AVOIDING THE FLU WITHOUT A FLU SHOT

Basic recommendations from the CDC for preventing the spread of flu

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and with people in crowded situations
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Clean you hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Be a bad host

  • You are more likely to get the flu if you allow your immune system to become weak
  • Build a strong immune system by eating a well balanced diet including plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking 1-2 liters of water a day.  Your nasal mucus membranes will stay moist - an important first line of defense - and your entire body will function better
  • Exercise moderately and regularly
  • Get enough Sleep!
  • Avoid stress situations
  • Limit intake of sugar, caffeine and alcohol
  • A healthy nervous system allows for a healthy immune system

Hot chicken soup couldn't hurt.  Throw in raw garlic!

Stephanie Kennedy October 22, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Flu shots are also available at Walgreens in the mini mall off of Millburn Avenue in Maplewood.

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