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Where to Find Flu Vaccine

Local health departments and retailers have supplies

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Public health issues throughout the Philadelphia region are handled mainly at the county level, with backup as needed from state and federal agencies.

The flu season will be here soon. Many health-care providers have flu shots and nasal spray.

Pharmacies and supermarkets often provide flu vaccine; search for local sites at Flu.gov.

Many of the following counties also offer free flu shots or flu mist to residents free of charge:

Pennsylvania counties

Philadelphia Department of Public Health (Flu vaccine clinics)

Bucks County Health Department  (immunization clinics)

Chester County Health Department (Flu vaccine clinics)

Delaware County Department of Intercommmunity Health Coordination
Refers elsewhere for services.

Montgomery County Health Department (Flu vaccine clinics)

New Jersey counties

Burlington County Health Department (Flu vaccine for adults)

Camden County Department of Health & Human Services

Gloucester County Department of Health, Senior & Disability Services

 

States

Pennsylvania Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services

Delaware Department of Health & Social Services

 

Federal

Some health issues fall under the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. But most are covered by agencies, including the following, that are part of the Department of Health & Human Services:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Food & Drug Administration

Medicare

HealthReform.gov (site may be slow)

 

International

World Health Organization



 

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