This year’s quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine contains the following four viruses: A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)-pdm09-like virus; A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus; B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria lineage); B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.
2018 Flu Schedule
Oct. 6: 9 to 11 a.m. Drive-Thru, Clayton County Complex, 1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton.
Oct. 10: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Woolwich Township Municipal Building, 120 Village Green Drive, Woolwich Township.
Oct. 13: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Pitman United Methodist Church Health Department, 758 North Broadway, Pitman.
Oct. 15: 4 to 6 p.m., Gloucester County Institute of Technology, 1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell.
Oct. 18: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Paulsboro High School, 670 North Delaware Street, Paulsboro.
Oct. 20: 9 to 10:30 a.m., National Park Fire Hall, Hessian and Grove Road, National Park.
Oct. 20: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Gloucester County Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill.
Oct. 22: 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Gibbstown VFW, 743 West Broad Street, Gibbstown.
Oct. 22: 6 to 8 p.m., Chestnut Ridge School, 641 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell.
Oct. 23: 11 a.m. to Noon, Glassboro Senior Center, 152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro.
Oct. 29: 4 to 6 p.m., Woodbury High School, 25 North Broad Street, Woodbury.
Oct. 30: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Samuel Mickle School, 559 Kings Highway, Mickleton.
Nov. 1: 10 to 11 a.m., South Harrison Municipal Building, 664 Harrisonville Road, Harrisonville.
Nov. 1: 1 to 2 p.m., Newfield Municipal Building, 18 Catawba Ave., Newfield.
Nov. 8: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Woodbury Heights Community Center, 741 Helen Ave., Woodbury Heights.
Nov. 13: 11 a.m. to Noon, Elk Township Municipal Building, 680 Whig Lane, Monroeville.
Nov. 13: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Logan Municipal Building, 125 Main Street, Bridgeport.
Nov. 14: Noon to 1 p.m., Holy Nativity Church, 3 Lenape Trail, Wenonah.
Nov. 15: 11 a.m. to Noon, Bethesda Methodist Church, 1433 Kings Highway, Swedesboro
Nov. 19: Noon to 1 p.m., Franklin Township Community Center, 1548 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville.
Nov. 20: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monroe Township Public Library, 713 Marsha Ave., Williamstown.
Nov. 21: 11 a.m. to Noon, Cedar Grove Club, 1A Whippoorwill Way, Mantua.
Nov. 26: 4 to 6 p.m., Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Nov. 27: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Westville Community Center, 1035 Broadway, Westville.
Dec. 3: 1 to 3 p.m., GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Dec. 6: 2 to 4 p.m., Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Dec. 10: 2 to 4 p.m., Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Dec. 13: 2 to 4 p.m., Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Dec. 20: 2 to 4 p.m., GC Health Department 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Dec. 27: 1 to 4 p.m., Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Dec. 17: 1 to 3 p.m., GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health said residents should check their mailboxes for the flu shot schedule of locations and times in the county’s newsletter.
Damminger said, “One of the easiest and best ways to stay flu free this year is to get your flu shot. It is not too early to start thinking about flu season and the Health Department has scheduled thirty-four flu shot clinics. We anticipate administering up to 11,000 immunizations this year.”
Damminger stated, “There is no cost for our residents and we make it so easy there is no excuse not to get immunized. There is a flu shot clinic scheduled in every town so that residents can easily access this service.”
Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health said that getting your no-cost flu shot is easy and convenient. Jefferson said, “Last year’s flu season was very rough throughout our state and we urge residents to get their flu shot early in the season.”
“Every resident who gets 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.”
Jefferson continued, “We have clinics scheduled for weekends, during evening hours, special clinics just for daycare and pre-school aged children and their families, and one drive-thru clinic for seniors and those who have a hard time standing in line. We make it easy. You just need to show up with your ID.”
More information about the County’s Flu Shot program is online. Residents can go online to www.gloucestercountynj.gov<http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov> and print and complete their consent forms one-week prior to start of program.
For questions call (856) 218-4101.