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No cost Flu Shot Program to begin in Gloucester County

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, “One of the easiest and best ways to stay flu free this year is to get your flu shot.  The Health Department has scheduled 35 flu shot clinics and we anticipate administering up to 15,000 immunizations this year.”  

Damminger stated,  “There is a flu shot clinic scheduled in every town so that residents can easily access this service. 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.”

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

Jefferson said, “The flu can be deadly to some people, especially the very young and elderly.  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. 

“There is no cost for our residents and we make it so easy there is no excuse not to get immunized,” said Jefferson.

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/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (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 formulation such as nasal, intradermal, and egg free.  If you would like more information about this year’s flu vaccine please visit 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.gov.
  • Remember to place your car in park when you arrive at the nurse.
  • Do not bring your dog along to a drive thru clinic.
  • Please 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, 2016 to be allowed to attend daycare in 2017.  Special “Daycare/Preschool/Family” clinics have been included for this population.
  • It is NOT recommended to bring children to the drive thru clinics.

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

  • Those who are allergic to eggs or any vaccine component.
  • Those who are on immunosuppressive therapy (cancer treatment or steroid therapy).
  • Those with multiple sclerosis, previous attacks of GBS, or other recurring or persistent neurological illness.

Residents with questions can contact the Gloucester County Department of Health at (856) 218-4101.

2016 Flu Schedule

Monday, October 3 – 4 to 6 p.m.
RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Drive, Thorofare

Wednesday, October 5  – 9 to 11 a.m.
Incarnation Church, 240 Main Street, Mantua

Thursday, October 6  – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
Gloucester County Health Department 204 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell

Saturday, October 8 – 9 to 11 a.m.
Drive-Thru
Gloucester County Clayton County Complex, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton

Tuesday, October 11 – 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Samuel Mickle School, 559 Kings Highway, East Greenwich

Wednesday, October 12 – 9 to 11 a.m.
Drive-Thru
Regal Theater, 151 American Boulevard, Turnersville
RAIN DATE: Wednesday, October 19 – 9 to 11 a.m.

Thursday, October 13 –10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Mary Mother of Mercy (OLOL), 500 Greentree Road, Glassboro

Saturday, October 15 – 9 to 11 a.m.
Gloucester County Institute of Technology, 1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell

Monday, October 17 – 4 to 6 p.m.
Woodbury High School, 25 N. Broad Street, Woodbury

Tuesday, October 18 – 4 to 6 p.m.
St. Margaret’s Regional School, 773 Third Street, Woodbury Heights

Wednesday, October 19 – 5 to 7 p.m.
Williamstown High School, 700 N Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown

Saturday, October 22 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Gibbstown Library, 411 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown

Saturday, October 22 – 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Gloucester County Library, 389Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill

Monday, October 24 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge School, 641 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road, Sewell

Tuesday, October 25 – 4 to 6 p.m.
Kingsway High School, 203 Kings Highway, Swedesboro

Wednesday, October 26 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Pitman United Methodist Church, 758 N. Broadway, Pitman

Tuesday, November 1 –12 noon to 1 p.m.
Holy Nativity Church, 3 Lenape Trail, Wenonah

Tuesday, November 1 – 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Paulsboro High School, 662 N Delaware Street, Paulsboro

Wednesday, November 2 – 10 to 11 a.m.
Glassboro Senior Center, 152 S. Delsea Drive Glassboro

Thursday, November 3 – 10 to 11 a.m.
South Harrison Municipal Building, 664 Harrisonville Road, Harrisonville

Thursday, November 3 – 1 to 2 p.m.
Newfield Municipal Building, 18 Catawba Avenue, Newfield

Monday, November 7 – 10 to 11 a.m.
Elk Township Municipal Bldg, 680 Whig Lane, Monroeville

Monday, November 7 – 4 to 6 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
Gloucester County Health Department, 204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Thursday, November 10 – 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Bethesda Methodist Church, 1435 Kings Highway, Swedesboro

Monday, November 14 – 4 to 5:30 p.m.
National Park Fire Hall Hessian and Grove Road, National Park

Tuesday, November 15 – 9:30 to10:30 a.m.
Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Delsea Drive, Clayton

Tuesday, November 15 – 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Franklin Township Community Center, 1548 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville

Tuesday, November 15 – 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Logan Municipal Building, 125 Main Street, Bridgeport

Wednesday, November 16 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Woolwich Municipal Building, 120 Village Green Drive, Woolwich

Thursday, November 17 – 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Cedar Grove Club, 1A Whippoorwill Way, Mantua

Tuesday, November 29 – 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Westville Community Center, 1035 Broadway, Westville

Monday, December 5 – 4 to 6 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic

Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell
Monday, December 12 – 2 to 4 p.m.

Gloucester County Health Department 204 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell
Monday, December 19 – 1 to 3 p.m.

Gloucester County Health Department 204 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell
Thursday, December 22 – 1 to 3 p.m.

Gloucester County Health Department 204 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell
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