Early outbreak of the flu has caused the two townships with a shared health department to run out of vaccines.
Livingston Health Department, which is shared with Millburn, reported it is currently out of flu vaccine. According to the Millburn-Short Hills Item, Lou Anello, the department's health officer, said he expects a small shipment of the vaccine later this week.
Nursing Department is holding 2 clinics this fall. It's your turn Sept. 21 if your last name begins A-M.
You can laugh at all those people getting flu shots and label them as “overcautious” – that is, until you’re actually stricken with the virus. It’s not fun and, worse, the flu can be deadly. The CDC estimates that between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths are caused or contributed to by the flu every year. Fortunately, Livingston’s Nursing Department is available to help. On Sept. 21 and Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. town nurses will be inoculating residents, in one shot, against three of the predicted influenza strains: A/California/7/2009 (an H1N1-type), A/Perth/16/2009 (an H3N2-type), and B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus. Janet Traettino, nursing supervisor, explained that last year the town gave out 1,500 vaccines with the amount of people …