SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As part of a push to help keep residents healthy this flu season, the Madison Health Department  will be providing free vaccinations twice this month at the Chisholm Community Center.

Flu vaccinations will take place on Oct. 17 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., and Oct. 29 from 6:00 t0 7:30 p.m. Immunizations are free to all residents who show up, but seniors with a Medicare Part B card who attend are requested to bring it with them.

If possible, residents are asked to wear short sleeves when they come in, to facilitate an easier time during the vaccination. According to the Centers For Disease Control, most flu cases peak between November and May, meaning getting vaccinated now will provide the most coverage.