As it can take two weeks for the body to make use of the flu vaccine, county officials advise that residents get the shots as early as possible in the season, before the virus begins circulating heavily.
The county also promised that drive-through and daycare/preschool/family clinics will return this year. Kids must be accompanied by a legal guardian, and children younger than age 9 should receive a booster one month after their initial flu shot.
Children attending daycare in 2014 are also required to get a flu shots before the end of the year.
The flu vaccine this year will inoculate residents against Influenza type A (H1N1), Influenza type A (H3N2), and Influenza type B (Massachusetts/2/2012-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus).
For more information, contact the Gloucester County Department of Health, Senior and Disability Services at 856-218-4101.