SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Flu season is quickly approaching and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is prepared to provide vaccines to members of the community ages four and up. The Park Avenue pharmacy accepts most private health coverages (a co-pay may be required, depending on the insurance) and vaccines are free for Medicare-eligible seniors. 

Right now, we have a very good supply and anyone who is interested in getting should call and make an appointment," co-owner and Pharmacist-in-Charge Bill Ashnault told TAPinto South Plainfield, noting that, to-date, over 100 vaccines have already been administered.

Twin City will administer vaccines Monday through Friday, by appointment only; one must register in advance by calling the pharmacy at (908) 755-7696. Those who do not have insurance or whose coverage will not pay for the flu vaccine, can get the shot at a cost of $34.99. Additionally, Twin City will be running an event offering free vaccines to eligible Medicare seniors on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the South Plainfield Senior Center; contact the senior center staff at (908) 754-1047 for sign-up and more information about this event. 

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According to Ashnault, a flu vaccine may not prevent someone from getting sick but it will provide them with some immunity to the virus. "It alleviates the severity of the flu infection in the body and provides the body a better chance of fighting it off," he said. "Someone who got the vaccine may still have flu symptoms but they will not be as debilitating." 

Additionally, this year, due to COVID-19, Ashnault recommends getting vaccinated more than ever. "We recommend everyone get the flu shot, the sooner the better," he said. "It's possible that someone who gets the vaccine could have more immunity than someone who doesn’t." 

About Twin City

Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue, was established in 1972 by South Plainfield resident Tom Cassio and his late brother Ralph. For the past 14 years, it has been owned and operated by Tom’s son, Tom Cassio, Ralph’s daughter Sandy Cassio and her brother-in-law Bill Ashnault.

In addition to being a full-service retail pharmacy for prescriptions, vaccinations, and other everyday items such as vitamins and health care items, Twin City stocks home medical equipment. Some of these products include hospital beds, oxygen, wheelchairs, nebulizers, suction machines, patient lifts, walkers, scooters, lift chair and knee walkers. They also carry wound care, ostomy, urological and incontinence care supplies.

Located at 1708 Park Avenue, Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, offers free local delivery to all customers, boasts competitive pricing, and also installs portable ramps. Worker’s compensation, Medicare (on select items) and many insurance plans, including Qualcare, Aetna, Cigna, Amerigroup, Horizon NJ Health, Aetna Better Health, Wellcare and Medicaid are accepted.

For more or to reach the pharmacy, call (908) 755-7696 or visit www.twincityrx.com.

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