BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In a year when health officials are urging people to receive seasonal flu shots early to avoid a heightened risk combined with COVID-19, the Bernards Township Health Department is offering four flu shot clinics in September.

The Bernards health department serves six member towns, Bernards, Bernardsville and Peapack-Gladstone in Somerset County, and Long Hill Township, Chester Borough and Mendham Borough in Morris County. 

The scheduled flu shot clinics are for Wednesdays, Sept 16, 23, and 30, and on Friday, Sept. 25.

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Residents from the six towns can receive flu shots at any of the four clinics at the member cost of $25. The fee is $35 for non-residents. There is no charge with a valid Medicare Part B card.

Attendees are asked to wear a mask

No appointment is needed. However, those who attend the clinics should wear a mask or face covering,  according to the health department.

Those obtaining their flu shots are asked to consult their doctors beforehand. 

The flu vaccines are for individuals age four and older. All shots are Quadrivalent vaccine, according to the health department.

The scheduled clinics are:

Wednesday, Sept. 16
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Bernards Twp. Community Center,
289 So. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge

Wednesday, Sept. 23
9 a.m. to noon
St. James Church
184 So. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge

Friday, Sept. 25
9 to 11 a.m.
Peapack-Gladstone Town Hall
1 School St., Peapack-Gladstone

Wednesday, Sept. 30
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Bernardsville Library
1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville