MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - With October just two days away comes the start of flu season. The annual virus typically begins spreading in October as the weather begins to change from warm to cold. Australia's flu season, which usually starts in early September, began earlier this year leaving many US doctors to predict it may start prematurely in America as well. The duration of flu season is difficult for doctors to pinpoint, but it usually peaks in December, January and February though some years the virus hangs on until May. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting an annual flu shot is the number one way to prevent becoming ill with the flu virus.

The South Brunswick High School Public Health Club is hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, September 30 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library. The club is also holding a blood drive from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library. Monday's flu shot clinic and blood drive is open to the public according to the club's advisor, Donna Moreen. 

The South Brunswick Public Library is located at 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Junction.