SOMERSET, NJ - Masjid-e-Ali at 47 Cedar Grove Lane will be providing the public with free flu shots, Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"The Healthy Living Committee of Masjid-e-Ali believes that prevention is the best medicine," Masjid-e-Ali said in a flier. "Thanks to the help of the Somerset County Department of Health, we will be administering 200 flu shots, first-come, first-served, to the community at large."
No appointment is necessary and all are welcome to attend, no matter what age they are.
The flu is a contagious disease that affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can become sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time, or even be hospitalized.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Pregnant women, young children, older people and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease are at increased risk of serious flu-related complications, so getting a yearly flu vaccine is especially important for them.
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year, but be sure to practice good health habits, such as handwashing with soap and water, covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and staying home when sick.
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