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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 Issues Flu Warning, Guidelines

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!

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