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Gloucester County Announces Flu Inoculation Program County-Wide Flu Clinics Will Take Place from October thru End of December.

(Woodbury, NJ)  Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Helene M. Reed, liaison to Health and Senior Services, today announced the countys 2007 Flu Shot program and schedule, which they said will begin on October 13th and run through December 27th.

 

Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said, The County has acquired a sufficient supply of flu vaccine to immunize residents and we have 35 different locations, dates and times for citizens to take advantage of the program. 

 

Sweeney said that in addition to the traditional flu shot clinics the county is again offering weekend clinics, evening hours, and drive-thru clinics so that all county residents who want to receive a flu shot will have access to one.

 

We make this program convenient and accessible to our senior citizens and working families.  We dont want anyone to end up in the emergency room or missing work because they didnt get their flu shot, Sweeney said.  This program is an investment in the health of the county.  

 

Director Sweeney said that in 2006 the County administered 22,035 flu shots and a similar number is anticipated to be given this year.  There is no out-of-pocket cost for the flu shot, which are available to Gloucester County residents only.

 

Freeholder Helene Reed said that the Countys Health Department will visit each municipality at least once throughout the schedule. This is one of the most important public health outreach operations we run during the year because we want to make sure our seniors and all residents who need a flu shot get a flu shot.

 

Reed, who is the liaison to the Countys Department of Health & Senior Services, said that there are several actions that citizens can take before attending a flu shot clinic.  We have added the Flu Consent Form to our website this year and residents can fill it out and bring it with them, said Reed.  If residents do not have access to a computer or printer they are encouraged to bring a return address label to the flu shot clinic to help speed up the paperwork process. 

 

We have been doing this long enough now that we run quite a smooth operation, said Freeholder Reed. 

 

A complete schedule and guidelines of the Gloucester County 2007 Flu Program will be published in the countys newsletter, which will be delivered to households beginning October 8th.

 

For questions about the flu shot residents can call the Gloucester County Department of Health & Senior Services at (856) 218-4101 for further information.

 

Guidelines

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

  • This year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending Flu Vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and over.
  • Available to County residents only
  • Drive-Thru clinics have been scheduled to accommodate those citizens that have difficulty walking or standing in lines.

 

Children and the Flu Vaccine:

  • Children are encouraged to see their own pediatrician for their vaccine.
  • Children without a Pediatrician, under the age of 5, can attend the scheduled Childrens Clinics.
  • Children ages 6 months-18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 9 receiving flu immunization for the first time need two shots. The second shot will be scheduled when the first shot is provided.

 

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

·         Those with a severe allergy to any vaccine component;

·         Those with a fever or who have been ill with something more serious than a cold in the last 48 hours;

·         Those who are allergic to eggs;

·         Those with multiple sclerosis, previous attacks of GBS, or other recurring or persistent neurological illness;

·         Persons on immunosuppressive therapy (cancer treatment or steroid therapy).

 

Schedule

Saturday, October 13

DRIVE-THRU for disabled residents only

9:00  11:00 am, Clayton Complex

1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton

 

Saturday October 20

DRIVE-THRU (all residents)

9:00  11:00 am

Williamstown High School, 700 N. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown

 

Thursday, October 25

1:00  3:00 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

500 Greentree Road, Glassboro

and

1st Childrens Clinic

1:00 pm  3:00 pm

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell

 

Friday, October 26

10:00  11:30 am

St. Patricks Parish Center

96 Greene Ave, Woodbury

and

1:30  3:00 pm

Deptford Township Senior Center

(Bridlewood Estates)

1341 Tanyard Road, Deptford

 

Saturday, October 27

9:00  11:00 am

DRIVE-THRU

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

1360 Tanyard Road, Deptford

and

1:00  3:00 pm

Paulsboro High School

670 N. Delaware Street, Paulsboro

 

Monday, October 29

4:00  6:00 pm

Parkview Elementary School

Birch & High Streets, Westville

 

Tuesday, October 30

9:00  10:30 am

Greenwich Library

411 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown

and

6:00  8:00 pm

Logan Library

101 Beckett Ave., Swedesboro

 

Wednesday, October 31

9:00  11:00 am

Incarnation Church

234 Main Street, Mantua

 

Thursday, November 1

9:00  10:30 am

Holy Nativity Church

3 Lenape Trail

(Corner of  Woodbury-Glassboro Road and Mantua Ave.), Wenonah

and

4:30  6:00 pm

Woodbury Heights Elementary School

100 Academy Ave.

Woodbury Heights

 

Friday, November 2

9:00  11:00 am

Franklin Community Center

1584 Coles Mill Road

Franklinville

 

Saturday, November 3

9:00  11:00 am

Fire Training Academy

Shady Lane and County House Road, Clarksboro

and

1:00  3:00 pm

Gloucester County Library

Main Branch

389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill

 

Monday, November 5

9:00  11:00 am

RiverWinds Community Center

1000 RiverWinds Drive, Thorofare

 

Wednesday, November 7

9:00  11:00 am

Gloucester Co. Community Church

539 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell

and

1:00  2:30 pm

National Park Fire Hall

523 Hessian Ave, National Park

 

Thursday, November 8

11:30  1:00 pm

Elk Township Municipal Building

667 Whig Lane, Monroeville

and

2:30  4:00 pm

Woolwich Township Ambulance Co.

124 Woodstown Road, Swedesboro

 

Friday November 9

10:00  12:00 Noon

Holy Family Church

226 Hurffville Road, Sewell

and

1:00  3:00 pm

Trinity Methodist Church

351 Delsea Drive, Clayton

 

Tuesday, November 13

10:00  11:30 am

Church of the Nazarene

22 N. Broadway, Pitman 

and

1:00  2:30 pm

Glassboro Senior Center

152 South Delsea Drive (In the park)

Glassboro

 

Wednesday, November 14

9:30  11:30 am

St. Matthews Baptist Church

245 Glassboro road ( Rte. 322)

Williamstown

 

Thursday, November 15

1:00  2:30 pm

Bethesda Untied Methodist Church

1435 Kings Highway, Swedesboro

 

Friday, November 16

9:30  11:00 am

S. Harrison Township

Municipal Bldg.

664 Harrisonville Road, Harrisonville

and

1:00  2:00 pm

Newfield Sr. Center

18 Catawba Ave., Newfield

 

Monday, November 19

10:00  11:30 am

Cedar Grove Club House

1A Whippoorwill Way, Mantua

 

Thursday, November 29

2nd Childrens Clinic

8:30  11:30 am

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell

 

Monday, December 3

3:00  5:00 pm

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave

Sewell

 

Tuesday, December 11

4:00  8:00 pm

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell

 

LAST  SCHEDULED  CLINIC

Thursday, December 27

9:00  5:00 pm

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell

 

 

Helpful Tips for the Clinics:

In order for everyone to have a smooth flu shot experience we encourage individuals to bring return address labels to the flu shot clinic to help speed up the paperwork process. 

 

Print a Flu Shot Consent Form from the Countys website, fill it out and bring it to the flu shot clinic.  www.gloucestercountynj.gov and click on Online Services to find the form.

 

Clinics will begin and end as scheduled.

 

Keep your belongings with you at all times.

 

Wear clothes which will permit you to easily expose your dominant (shot) arm.

 

This schedule is also on the Countys website.

Visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov for information and a link to directions for the sites.