The past week has been no kinder to New Jersey residents suffering from the sniffles, cough and chills of the flu, state officials say, and has led to the death of a fourth state resident, according to an NJ.com report.
A 12-year-old Bergen County girl died earlier this month, Dawn Thomas, a state Health Department spokeswoman said.
The current flu season continues to be one of the worst flu seasons in recent history, state Health Department officials say.
But there is help out there for Bloomfield residents who want to protect themselves by getting a flu shot. The state Department of Health has added a Find a Flu Shot Locator to its website.
Call ahead to make sure supplies haven't run out first.
Bloomfield Pharmacies Offering the Flu Vaccine
• CVS Pharmacy, 250 Glenwood, (973) 429-0758
• Walgreens, 17 Bellevue Ave. (973) 429-7407
• Super Stop & Shop, 8 Franklin St., (973) 743-6413
Flu vaccines will run you about $37.99, and may or may not be covered by insurance.