MORRISTOWN, NJ - The sneezing and sniffling has started. You can hear it online at the foodstore. You hear it behind you online at the movies. Flu Season has arrived.

The flu virus is highly contagious because it’s easy for particles, containing the virus, to enter the air through either a cough or sneeze. 

The flu is most contagious 24 hours before symptoms appear.  However, a person may continue to be contagious a week after the symptoms begin.

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There are a few things to keep in mind to help prevent the flu. 

·         Get the flu vaccine

·         Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm (inside of the arm- opposite of the elbow.

·         Wash hands often- especially before eating or knowingly touching the face

·         Continuously clean objects that are considered public property

Many places offer the flu vaccine.   Flu season is usually considered to occur during the fall and winter months.   People interested in getting the flu vaccine can get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available.  The flu vaccine is a yearly vaccine and takes about two weeks to fully protect the individual.

Morris Township is offering Seasonal Flu Clinics to all residents of Morris Township on Friday October 11th from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM and again on Monday October 20th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Vaccine will be given at the Morris Township Municipal Building located at 50 Woodland Avenue.