Health Department and Wegmans Partner to Host 2 Event
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Protect Yourself: Shingles Vaccine Clinics in Pennington Borough – Don’t Miss Out!

In collaboration with the Hopewell Township Health Department, Wegmans is hosting two shingles vaccine clinics at Pennington Borough Municipal Hall on April 17 and June 19, 2024. These clinics will offer adults aged 50 years and older the opportunity to receive the recommended two doses of the shingles vaccine, which protects against the disease and its complications. Additionally, individuals aged 19 years and older with weakened immune systems are advised to obtain two doses of the vaccine due to their increased risk.

Residents can sign up for one or both vaccines at these clinics. However, it is important to note that individuals who only receive one dose at these clinics will need to visit Wegmans or another local pharmacy to obtain their second shot. For more information on the shingles vaccine and its benefits, please visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/.

It is crucial for adults aged 50 years and older to protect themselves from shingles, as this disease can cause severe pain, rash, and other complications such as pneumonia and stroke. The shingles vaccine is highly effective in preventing these complications and reducing the severity of symptoms if an individual does contract the disease.

Additionally, individuals with weakened immune systems such as those undergoing chemotherapy or receiving organ transplants are at an increased risk of developing severe cases of shingles. It is therefore recommended that they receive two doses of the vaccine to reduce their risk of developing this life-threatening disease.

Overall, attending one or both of these shingles vaccine clinics is a vital step in protecting yourself and your loved ones from this potentially dangerous disease.

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