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Morris Plains Wellness Day ~ Get Your Flu Shots!

Morris Plains Wellness Day and Flu Shots 2012
The annual Morris Plains Wellness Day will be on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Morris Plains Community Center on Jim Fear Drive.  .  Registration for these screenings may be made in person in the council chambers, 2nd floor of the Municipal Building on the following dates and times: Saturdays, October 6 and October 13 from 10:00 am 
to noon and Wednesday, October 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Complete Metabolic Profile (CMP) blood chemistry analysis including glucose, HDL and LDL cholesterol and cancer checks for men and women will be offered by appointment only.

Women’s cancer screening will include a manual breast exam, pelvic, digital-rectal exam and Pap test as indicated.  Men’s cancer screening will consist of prostate, optional PSA blood test (additional charge of $25.00), testicular, and digital-rectal exam.  Additionally, respiratory and Derma View skin screenings will be performed by a team from Morristown Medical Center and require no appointments or registration.  Blood pressure screening and health education materials will also be available to participants. All screening results can help people take action to reduce their risk of future disease and health problems.  

As part of Wellness Day, seasonal flu vaccine will be available to Morris Plains residents 50 years of age and older from 10:00 – 11:30am.  Flu shots will also be offered to residents at the Community Center on Wednesday, October 24 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Those residents under 50 years of age with chronic illness or who are pregnant may also receive the vaccine by presenting 
a physician’s note. All receiving flu shots should wear short sleeves and bring their Medicare card if applicable. 

Services are free to Morris Plains’ residents. People with minimal or no health insurance are particularly encouraged to attend the health screenings. More information regarding any of the screenings or services offered may be obtained by calling the Morris Plains town hall at 973-538-2224 or by visiting the Morris Plains web site at www.morrisplainsboro.org.  Wellness Day
is co-sponsored by the Morris Plains Board of Health and the Rotary Club of Morris Plains. 
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