Health & Wellness

Springfield Board of Health Announces Blood Pressure Screenings, Vaccinations

Board of Health Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations and blood pressure screenings have been scheduled by the Springfield Health Department, the township’s board of health announced at its meeting on Wednesday.

Although specific dates for Hepatitis B vaccinations have not yet been announced, the township health department has applied for state funding to cover vaccines for police, fire and emergency squad members at no cost.

Township health officer Michael Fitzpatrick noted at the meeting, however, that first priority for the state funding will go to those communities with volunteer first responders before it goes to communities with paid departments.

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If approved, vaccines will be administered to those in need of completing the three-dose series.

Fitzpatrick said it is possible health plans covering police and fire personnel will pay for the vaccinations for those first responders.

The township’s next blood pressure screening will be held on Thursday, November 16, at the Chisholm Community Center, 100 South Springfield Avenue.

Influenza vaccinations will be administered at the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, October 24—Chisholm Community Center—12:30 to 2 pm—and Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue—3:30 to 6 pm.
  • Wednesday, November 1—Madison Civic Center—28 Walnut Street—9 to 11 am—and Chisholm Center—6 to 7:30 pm.

There will be no fee for vaccines for those who have Medicare Part B. Participants should bring their Medicare card and wear clothing with short sleeves if possible.

Some fees may apply for those without Medicare. Please call 973-593-3079 for more information.

The vaccine is a regular does, quadrivalent (four strains of protection)—not the high dose vaccine. is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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