With flu activity on the rise in the region, Manchester officials are warning residents to be prepared for the flu.
Officials want residents to know it is not too late to get vaccinated. Residents who feel ill or are experiencing flu like symptoms are encouraged to stay home to help prevent spreading the illness.
It is especially important for people who are at high risk for complications, such as those over 50; children 6 months to 5 years old; and children and adults with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease to be vaccinated. Pregnant women and residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities are also in the high risk category.
Along with getting vaccinated, practicing good health behaviors can help people avoid getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and stay home from work or school when you are ill. To find out where to get vaccinated please visit http://www.state.nj.us/health/flu/findflushot.shtml.
Here are some local locations:
- CVS pharmacy, 505 County Road 530, Whiting, (732) 849-4801
- CVS/pharmacy, 421 Lacey Road, Whiting, (732) 716-1096
- Rite Aid Pharmacy, 86 Lacey Road, Whiting, (732) 716-0342