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Freeholders Announce 36 Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

Gloucester County Residents Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot

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For Immediate Release: September 30, 2011

Contact:  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (856-853-3395) or Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace Ed. D.  (853-3380)

Gloucester County Residents Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot

Freeholders Announce 36 Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

 (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace announced the schedule for the County’s 2011 Flu shot clinic program today. 

 Damminger and Wallace said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person over the age of 6 months* receive a flu shot as the first and best way to protect against influenza. 

“Our Health Department has scheduled 36 flu shot clinics, with no out of pocket cost, to keep families healthy this flu season.  Clinics are scheduled for everyone’s convenience, on weekends, during the evenings, there are clinics specifically for children, and special drive-thru clinics so seniors and the physically disabled don’t have to get out of their vehicles,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.    

 Damminger said, “In today’s economy, getting a flu shot from the county can save your family a lot of money from lost days at work or school, co-pays or medications.  Our flu clinics run like clock-work and it is worth taking the time to get the vaccine.”

 There is at least one clinic scheduled in each municipality within the county and residents can attend any location they choose.  There is no out of pocket cost for the flu vaccine provided by Gloucester County, but proof of residency is required. 

 Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace, liaison to the Department of Health said that the county’s program will begin on Saturday, October 8, with a drive thru specifically designed for the physically disabled. 

 “Our nurses and staff are professional and do their best to accommodate everyone.  We have two drive-thru clinics scheduled because it is harder for some of our senior and disabled residents to park, go inside or wait in line.  This way we get them their shots and they don’t even leave their car,” Deputy Director Warren Wallace stated.

 Deputy Director Warren Wallace said that the county will operate a flu-hotline again this year.  Residents with questions about the flu shot program should call (856) 218-4141.

 Gloucester County administered 17,500 shots in 2010 and is prepared to administer at least that many again in 2011. 

 According to the CDC, even though the vaccine formulation did not change from last year, individuals still should be vaccinated again this year to raise your immune levels against the three viruses that research indicates are likely to circulate again this season. *See Influenza Program Guidelines for who should receive a flu shot.

 

2011 Flu Schedule

·        There are 36 clinics - one in each of the county’s municipalities.

·        Two clinics are Drive Thru’s - of those, 1 is specifically earmarked for the physically disabled

·        There are 4 Children’s Clinics -all of which will take place after 4 PM.

·        There are 11 clinics slated after 4 PM

·        Five clinics are slated on the weekend

 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Drive-Thru For the Physically Disabled

Clayton County Complex

1200 N. Delsea Dr.

Clayton, NJ 08312

  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dream Park

400 U.S. Route 130 S

Logan Township, NJ 08085

  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

1360 Tanyard Rd.

Deptford, NJ 08096

 

 Monday, October 24, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Drive - Thru

Regal Theater

151 American Blvd.

Turnersville, NJ 08012

  

Monday, October 24, 2011

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children’s Clinic (for families with children 18 and under)

Health Department

204 East Holly Ave.

Sewell, NJ 08080

  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Kingsway Regional School District

213 Kings Highway

Woolwich Twp. NJ 08085

  

Saturday, October 29, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Paulsboro High School

662 N. Delaware St.

Paulsboro, NJ 08066

  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Our Lady of Lourdes

500 Greentree Rd.

Glassboro, NJ 08028

  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Woodbury High School

25 N. Broad St.

Woodbury, NJ 08096

 

 Wednesday, November 2, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Incarnation Church

240 Main St.

Mantua, NJ 08051

 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Parkview School

101 Birch St.

Westville, NJ 08093

 

 Saturday, November 5, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fire Training Center

Shady Lane and County House Rd.

Clarksboro, NJ 08021

 

 Saturday, November 5, 2011

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Gloucester County Library

Wolfert Station Rd.

Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

 

 Monday, November 7, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

RiverWinds Community Center   

1000 Riverwinds Dr.

Thorofare, NJ 08086

  

Monday, November 7, 2011

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children’s Clinic (for families with children 18 and under)

Health Department

204 East Holly Ave.

Sewell, NJ 08080

 

 Wednesday, November 9, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Pitman United Methodist Church

758 N. Broadway

Pitman, NJ 08071

 

 Wednesday, November 9, 2011

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Holy Nativity Church

3 Lenape Trail

Wenonah, NJ 08090

 Thursday, November 10, 2011

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Bethesda Methodist Church

1435 Kings Highway

Swedesboro, NJ 08085

 

Monday, November 14, 2011

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

National Park Fire Hall

Hessian and Grove Rd.

National Park, NJ 08063

 

Monday November 14, 2011

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Chestnut Ridge School

641 Hurffville – Crosskeys Rd.

Sewell, NJ 08080

 

 Tuesday, November 15, 2011

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Gibbstown Library

411 Swedesboro Rd.

Gibbstown, NJ 08027

 

 Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Glassboro Senior Center

152 S. Delsea Dr.

Glassboro, NJ 08028

  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Cedar Grove Club

1-A Whipoorwill Way

Mantua, NJ 08051

  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Woolwich Municipal Building

120 Village Green Drive

Woolwich, NJ  08085

 

Monday, November 21, 2011

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Deptford Senior Center

1341 Tanyard Rd.

Deptford, NJ 08096

 

 Monday November 21, 2011

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The Free Public Library of Monroe Township

713 Marsha Ave.

Williamstown, NJ 08094

 

 Tuesday, November 22, 2011

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Elk Township Municipal Building

667 Whig Lane

Monroeville, NJ 08094

  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Wodbury Heights Elementary School

100 Academy Ave.

Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

 

 Monday, November 28, 2011

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Franklin Township Community Center

1548 Coles Mill Rd.

Franklinville, NJ 08322

  

Monday, November 28, 2011

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

 

 Tuesday, November 29, 2011

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

South Harrison Municipal Building

664 Harrisonville Road

Harrisonville, N.J.  08039

 

 Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1:00 PM to  2:00 PM

Newfield Municipal Building

18 Catawba Avenue

Newfield, N.J.  08344

  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Gloucester County Government Service Building

1200 North Delsea Drive

Clayton, NJ 08312

  

Monday, December 5, 2011

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave.

Sewell, NJ 08080

  

Monday, December 12, 2011

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children’s Clinic (for families with children 18 and under)

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave.

Sewell, NJ 08080

  

Monday, December 19, 2011

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Health Department

204 E. Holly Ave.

Sewell, NJ 08080

 

Gloucester County Influenza Immunization Program Guidelines:

  • 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, 2011 to be allowed to attend daycare in 2012.

 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

 

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