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Horizon Offering Free Flu Shots Friday

Mobile 'care-a-van' to be stationed at La Casa de Don Pedro

Horizon NJ Health, a subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, is offering its entire member population over the age of 19 free influenza vaccinations aboard the Horizon NJ Health Care-A-Van. The Care-A-Van will be at La Casa de Don Pedro,  282 1st Ave.,  Friday Jan. 25 from noon to 2 pm.

Vaccinations will be administered by a Horizon NJ Health nurse or licensed health care professional. Appointments or reservations are not necessary for the shot.

“Influenza is dangerous and does not discriminate,” commented Philip M. Bonaparte, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Horizon NJ Health. “Anyone who is not vaccinated can get it and spread it. Even though you may not feel sick, getting a flu shot helps protect your family,  your community and  those who are more at risk, such as young children and the elderly. While the number of children and adults receiving the vaccine is increasing annually, the overall number of individuals getting vaccinated remains relatively low.”

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