County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

February 1, 2018   


Health Department Offering

Free Flu Shot Clinic for Children


FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Health Department is offering a free flu shot clinic for County children on Monday, Feb. 5 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. 


The clinic will be held at the County Health Department, located at 3435 Route 9 North in Freehold.


The vaccines are free to children six months to 17 years of age who reside in member towns. Monmouth County children of non-member towns may receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for $15.


Clinic participants will be screened by a registered nurse regarding risk factors and educated about the vaccine. A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for participants.


Individuals who should not receive the influenza vaccine are: 

·       those with an allergy to eggs and egg proteins;

·       anyone with a previous life threatening reaction to a flu vaccine, or 

·       individuals with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome. 


“There is still time for your child to receive a flu vaccine as the flu season can last until May,” said Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, liaison to the Health Department. “Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity and length varies from one year to another The County Health Department is continuing to work with state and local health partners to monitor trends throughout the flu season.”


For additional information or to make an appointment, call the Monmouth County Health Department at 732-431-7456, Option 2, or log onto


The Monmouth County Health Department provides public health services for residents of the following towns: Aberdeen, Allentown, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Eatontown, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Millstone, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Oceanport, Ocean Grove, Roosevelt, Shrewsbury Township and Union Beach. 



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