County Readies for Flu Shot Program

flu webWOODBURY — The Gloucester County Department of Health has been gearing up over the past several weeks to provide flu shots to county residents.  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health said that the county is on course to begin its 13-week campaign to help residents beat the flu this season.

Damminger said, “We have 37 flu shot clinics scheduled for 2015, and we have 10,000 doses of flu immunization on hand so we are prepared to help our residents stay healthy through the upcoming flu season.”

Damminger stated,  “There is a flu shot clinic scheduled in every town so that residents can easily access this service. Every resident immunized against the flu will ultimately cut down the strain on our hospital emergency rooms, employers, schools and other public health agencies during flu season.”

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health said that getting your no-cost flu shot is easy and convenient.

“We have clinics during evening hours, on weekends, special clinics just for daycare and pre-school aged children and their families, and drive-thru clinics for seniors and those who have a hard time standing in line. We make it so easy there is no excuse not to get immunized.”

This flu season the Gloucester County Department of Health will be offering ONLY quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine. This year’s quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine contains the following four viruses:  A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus; A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus; B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus; B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.  The County does not carry every type of flu vaccine formulations such as:  nasal, intradermal, & egg free.  More information about this year’s flu vaccine can be found at www.cdc.gov/flu.

The following guidelines are followed for the Gloucester County Influenza Immunization Program:

  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the Flu Vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and over.
  • Available to County residents only, proof of residency is required.
  • Drive-Thru clinics have been scheduled to accommodate those citizens that have difficulty walking or standing in lines.
  • If you choose to attend a drive thru clinic please complete paperwork prior to arriving by printing it from our website www.gloucestercountynj.com
  • DO NOT attend a drive thru clinic if you have never received a flu shot before

Children and the Flu Vaccine:

  • Please DO NOT send your child with a family member who is not their legal guardian.  Children ages 6 months-18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 9 years receiving flu immunization for the first time need two shots. The second shot should be given one month after the first shot.
  • Preschool children attending a licensed day care facility must have received their flu immunization before December 31, 2015 to be allowed to attend daycare in 2016.  Special “Daycare/Preschool/Family” clinics have been included for this population.

Some people should check with a doctor before taking flu vaccine:

  • Persons on immunosuppressive therapy (cancer treatment or steroid therapy).
  • Those with a fever or who have been ill with something more serious than a cold in the last 48 hours.

Some people should only receive their flu vaccine from their doctor:

  • Those who are allergic to eggs or any vaccine component.
  • Those with multiple sclerosis, previous attacks of GBS, or other recurring or persistent neurological illness;

2015 Flu Immunization Schedule

Monday, Oct. 5

4 to 6 p.m.

RiverWindsCommunityCenter

1000RiverwindsDrive

Thorofare,NJ08086

 

Tuesday, Oct. 6

4:30to 6 p.m.

Logan Municipal Building

125 Main Street

Bridgeport, NJ 08014

 

Thursday, Oct. 8

9 to 11 a.m.

Incarnation Church

240 Main Street

Mantua, NJ 08051

 

Saturday, Oct. 10

9to11 a.m.

Drive-Thru

ClaytonCountyComplex

1200N.Delsea Drive

Clayton,NJ08312

 

Tuesday,Oct. 13

4 to 6 p.m.

Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic

Health Department

204 East Holly Avenue

Sewell, NJ 08080

 

Wednesday, Oct. 14

9 to 11 a.m.

Drive-Thru

Regal Theater

151 American Boulevard

Turnersville, NJ 08012

 

Wednesday, Oct. 14

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Woolwich Municipal Bldg.

120 Village Green Drive

Woolwich, NJ 08085

 

Saturday, Oct. 17

9 to 11a.m.

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

1360 Tanyard Road

Sewell, NJ 08096

 

Monday,Oct. 19

6 to 8 p.m.

Chestnut Ridge School

641 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road

Sewell, NJ 08080

 

Wednesday,Oct.21

9to 10:30a.m.

Pitman United Methodist Church

758 N. Broadway

Pitman, NJ 08071

 

Friday, Oct. 23

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Holy Nativity Church

3 Lenape Trail

Wenonah, NJ 08090

 

Saturday, Oct.24

9 to10:30a.m.

Paulsboro High School

662 N. Delaware Street

Paulsboro, NJ 08066

 

Saturday, Oct. 24

12 noonto 1:30p.m.

GloucesterCountyLibrary

389 Wolfert StationRoad

MullicaHill,NJ08062

 

Monday, Oct.26

4to6p.m.

Woodbury HighSchool

25 N. Broad Street

Woodbury, NJ 08096

 

Tuesday, Oct. 27

4 to 6 p.m.

Samuel Mickle School

559 Kings Highway

Mickleton, NJ 08056

 

Wednesday,Oct. 28

4to6p.m.

WoodburyHeightsElementarySchool

100AcademyAvenue

WoodburyHeights,NJ08097

 

Thursday, Oct. 29

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mary Mother of Mercy (OLOL)

500 Greentree Road

Glassboro, NJ 08028

 

Monday,Nov. 2

10to 11 a.m.

Elk Township Municipal Bldg.

680 Whig Lane

Monroeville, NJ 08343

 

Wednesday,Nov. 4

10 to 11 a.m.

GlassboroSeniorCenter

152S.Delsea Drive Glassboro,NJ08028

 

Thursday, Nov. 5

10to 11 a.m.

SouthHarrisonMunicipalBuilding

664HarrisonvilleRoad

Harrisonville,N.J.08039

 

Thursday,Nov. 5

1to2p.m.

NewfieldMunicipalBuilding

18CatawbaAvenue

Newfield,N.J.08344

 

Friday,Nov. 6

10 to 11 a.m. GibbstownLibrary

411SwedesboroRoad

Gibbstown,NJ08027

 

Friday, Nov. 6

1 to 2:30 p.m.

The Free Public Library of Monroe Township

713 Marsha Avenue

Williamstown, NJ 08094

 

Thursday, Nov. 12

9 to 10 a.m.

Trinity Methodist Church

351 Delsea Drive

Clayton, NJ 08312

 

Thursday, Nov.12

12 to 1 p.m.

Franklin Township Community Center

1548 Coles Mill Road

Franklinville, NJ 08322

 

Friday,Nov.13

11 a.m.to 12 p.m.

BethesdaMethodistChurch

1435KingsHighway

Swedesboro,NJ08085

 

Monday, Nov. 16

4to 5:30 p.m.

NationalParkFire Hall

HessianandGroveRoad

NationalPark,NJ08063

 

Tuesday, Nov. 17

4 to 6 p.m.

Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

Friday, Nov.20

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cedar Grove Club

1A Whippoorwill Way

Mantua, NJ 08051

 

Monday, Nov. 23

4 to 5 p.m.

Paulsboro Health Dept (WIC Office)

1000 Delaware Street

Paulsboro, NJ 08066

 

Tuesday, Nov. 24

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Westville Community Center

1035 Broadway

Westville, NJ  08093

 

Monday, Nov. 30

2to 4p.m.

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

Thursday,Dec. 3

1to3p.m.

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

Monday, Dec. 7

2 to 4 p.m.

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

Monday, Dec. 14

2 to 4 p.m.

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

Monday,Dec. 21

1 to3 p.m.

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

Monday, Dec. 28

2 to 4 p.m.

HealthDepartment

204E.HollyAvenue

Sewell,NJ08080

 

For information or questions about the Gloucester County Flu Immunization Program call (856) 218-4101.

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