SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The timing of flu season typically runs from fall through winter with the number of cases usually hitting a high in January or February. However, flu can be seen as early as October and as late as May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people from six months of age and older get vaccinated by the end of October.

The American Legion Post 253 is offering a Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, October 7 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Veterans may receive a free flu shot through their veterans' benefits program. In order to receive the flu shot free of charge, veterans must bring their veterans card to the clinic.

Other residents may also receive flu shots at the October 7 clinic. Other insurances such as Aetna, CIGNA, United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey as well as other insurances will be accepted. Residents may pay cash for a flu shot as well. The discounted amount is $25.99 and must be paid in cash. Change will not be available, so people paying cash should bring the exact amount.

The American Legion Post 253 is located at 50 Devoe Avenue.