Saturday, November 26, 2005

Ooooooh Ouch!

It's not only kids who hate the idea of getting a shot, many adults dread the prick of a needle too. But that fear gives way to more pragmatic concerns - not wanting to catch the flu. That's why Plainfield's Health Department was able to give vaccinations to 157 people last Saturday (November 19, 2005).

Plainfield residents still have another opportunity to receive this year's flu vaccine. Next Saturday, December 3, the city's Health Officer Jadwiga Warwas, M.D., will supervise the last of this fall's flu innoculations.

Upon arrival you will be asked to fill out a medical permission form. If you have a cold, an infection or are pregnant you will not be able to get the vaccination.

The shots will be give from 10am - 3pm at the City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Avenue, across the street from City Hall. Use the front door.

The vaccine costs $25, not the $15 that had been advertised prior to the November clinic. If a resident can't pay the whole amount, speak to the Dr. Warwas

Questions? Plainfield Health Division at (908) 753-3092.

--Barbara Todd Kerr

KEYWORDS: health, flu vaccine