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2010 Gloucester County Flu Immunization Program 39 Open Public Flu Clinics scheduled for Gloucester County Residents

(Woodbury, NJ)- The Gloucester County 2010 Flu Shot program will begin on October 23rd and run through December 27th announced Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Jean DuBois.  The Board of Chosen Freeholders has scheduled 39 flu shot clinics to help keep Gloucester County families healthy this flu season. 

Freeholder Director Sweeney said that there is no out of pocket cost for this vaccine.  This year, there will be one seasonal flu shot provided by the Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services.  H1N1 is one of the types of influenza strains included in the flu shot.

"This is an opportunity for our citizens to protect themselves and their families from the flu, which in addition to being dangerous to one's health, can also be extremely expensive with days lost from work or school, doctor's visits and other associated costs," said Freeholder Director Sweeney. 

"Gloucester County made a commitment to protect our public's health by making flu shots accessible and convenient for our residents.  There is no cost, no appointment necessary, and we have five weekend clinics scheduled and nine clinics that run after 4 pm so you can get your flu shot without too much time out of your daily schedule," Sweeney stated.  "Our clinics are very efficient and with the H1N1 vaccine included in this year's flu shot, our clinics should run like clockwork."

Freeholder DuBois, said, "These convenient flu shot clinics are scheduled on weekends and during the evening hours for working families, drive-thru help the physically disabled get their shot without getting in and out of vehicles and buildings, and clinics just for families with children 18 years and younger.  There is at least one clinic held in each municipality." DuBois said that residents can attend any of the 39 convenient locations regardless of the town in which they reside.

DuBois, Liaison to the Department of Health and Senior Services said that the Gloucester County Department has been working on the county's flu program since the beginning of the year and that the County follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for its influenza program. 

"Our health professionals are recommending that even if an individual received the H1N1 vaccine last year that they still get the seasonal flu vaccine this year.  The H1N1 pandemic from last year presented new questions and we know people are going to have inquiries so we have established a Flu Hotline where residents can get answers about their flu shot," said DuBois.   

Each year scientists from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration determine which strains will make up the seasonal flu shot based on the dominating strains the year before.   

Please call the Flu Hotline with any questions 218-4141.

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

  • This year 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.

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, should attend the scheduled "Children's 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.
  • Preschool children attending a licensed day care facility must have received their flu immunization before December 31, 2010 to be allowed to attend daycare in 2011.

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

Helpful Tips for the Clinics:

  • If you have a drivers license, please have the ID ready upon entering a clinic.
  • 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.  To print a form go to www.gloucestercountynj.gov and click on Online Services.
  • 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.
  • Only one type of flu shot will be available this flu season.  It will contain the inactivated H1N1 strain and two additional strains of inactivated influenza.

 

Saturday, October 23, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Drive-Thru For the Physically Disabled
Clayton County Complex
1200 N. Delsea Dr.
Clayton, NJ 08312

Saturday, October 23, 2010
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
1360 Tanyard Rd.
Deptford, NJ 08096

Monday, October 25, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Drive - Thru
Regal Theater
151 American Blvd.
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Monday, October 25, 2010
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Childrens Flu Clinic (For families with children 18 and under)
Health Department
204 East Holly Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Lady of Lourdes
500 Greentree Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Incarnation Church
234 Main St.
Mantua, NJ 08051

Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Parkview School
101 Birch St.
Westville, NJ 08093

Saturday, October 30, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00AM
Fire Training Center
Shady Lane and County House Rd.
Clarksboro, NJ 08021

Saturday, October 30, 2010
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gloucester County Library
Wolfert Station Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Monday, November 1, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Riverwinds Community Center 
1000 Riverwinds Dr.
Thorofare, NJ 08086

Monday, November 1, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Childrens Clinic (for families with children 18 and under)
Health Department
204 East Holly Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pitman United Methodist Church
758 N. Broad
Pitman, NJ 08071

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Holy Nativity Church
3 Lenape Trail
Wenonah, NJ 08090

Friday, November 5, 2010
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Glassboro Senior Center
152 S. Delsea Dr.
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Saturday, November 6, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Paulsboro High School
662 N. Delaware St.
Paulsboro, NJ 08066

Monday, November 8, 2010
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
National Park Fire Hall
Hessian and Grove Rd.
National Park, NJ 08063

Monday November 8, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chestnut Ridge School
Hurffville  Cross keys Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Gibbstown Library
411 Swedesboro Rd.
Gibbstown, NJ 08027

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Woodbury High School
25 N. Broad St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Wednesday November 10, 2010
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Trinity Methodist Church
351 Delsea Dr.
Clayton, NJ 08312

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bethesda Methodist Church
1435 Kings Highway
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Friday, November 12, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gloucester County Community Church
259 Chapel Heights Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Monday, November 15, 2010
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Deptford Senior Center
1341 Tanyard Rd.
Deptford, NJ 08096

Monday November 15, 2010
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
St. Matthews Baptist Church
245 Glassboro Rd.
Williamstown, NJ 08094

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
9:00AM to 10:30 AM
Elk Township Municipal Building
667 Whig Lane
Monroeville, NJ 08094

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Church of the Nazarene
22. Broadway
Pitman, NJ 08071

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Woodbury Heights Elementary School
100 Academy Ave.
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cedar Grove Club
1-A Whipoorwill Way
Mantua, NJ 08051

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Woolwich Municipal Building
120 Village Green Drive
Woolwich, NJ  08085

Thursday, November 18, 2010
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dream Park
400 U.S. Route 130 S
Logan Township, NJ 08085

Monday, November 22, 2010
10:00  11:00 AM
South Harrison Municipal Building
664 Harrisonville Road
Harrisonville, N.J.  08039

Monday, November 22, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Newfield Municipal Building
18 Catawba Avenue
Newfield, N.J.  08344

Monday, November 22, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Health Department
204 E. Holly Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Franklin Township Community Center
1548 Coles Mill Rd.
Franklinville, NJ 08322

Monday, November 29, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Children's Flu Clinic (for families with children 18 and under)
Health Department
204 E. Holly Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Monday, December 6, 2010
9:00 AM to 11:00AM
Health Department
204 E. Holly Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Monday, December 13, 2010