It is time for your flu shot. (image credit: Dreamstime.com) The Cape May County Health Department is strongly encouraging all residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications.“With this year’s flu season approaching, it is critical that adults and children get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson. “By getting a flu shot now, you will protect yourself, as well as your family and friends.”The vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women.Where to get the flu shot:Most pharmacies and doctors’ offices are offering the flu shot and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cape May County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine by appointment only at the following locations:Flu Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinics: Individuals 13 years and older by appointment only.To be offered at the Cape May County Fire Academy, 171 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House.October 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.October 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Family Flu Vaccine Clinics: Children 6 months and older and their families by appointment only.The Family Flu clinics will be offered at Cape May County National Guard Armory, 600 Garden State Parkway, Cape May Court House, (Exit 11)October 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.October 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.October 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.All flu clinics are by appointment only and will require a completed consent form. Masks must also be worn to receive a flu vaccine. High dose vaccine will be offered as supplies last. Please request high dose when making your appointment. To make an appointment call (609) 465-1187.For consent forms and more information on upcoming flu clinics, visit www.cmchealth.net and click Seasonal Flu. Also, like them on Facebook for updated information.