Influenza

Gloucester County Influenza Clinics

The Board of Commissioners schedules flu shot clinics to help keep Gloucester County families healthy every flu season. For questions regarding the Gloucester County Flu Program contact 856-218-4102

Convenience

  • Drive-through clinics help those citizens who have difficulty walking or standing in lines get their shot.
  • Designated pre-school/daycare/family clinics are scheduled for families with children 18 years and younger. All family members can get vaccinated at the same time.
  • Clinics are scheduled on weekdays, weekends, and during evening hours.

Children & the Flu Vaccine

  • Children are encouraged to see their pediatrician for vaccination.
  • Children without a pediatrician, under the age of 5, should attend the scheduled "preschool/daycare/family clinics".
  • Children ages 6 months to 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If a legal guardian, please bring proper documentation.
  • Children under the age of 9 receiving flu immunizations for the first time need a second shot at least 4 weeks after the 1st.
  • Preschool children attending a licensed daycare facility must have received their mandatory flu immunization before December 31st to be allowed to attend daycare the following year.

Doctor

  • Some people should check with a doctor before taking the 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 any vaccine component.
    • Those who are allergic to eggs.
    • Those with multiple sclerosis or previous attacks of Guillain-Barre' Syndrome (a severe paralytic illness, also called GBS).

Helpful Tips

In order for everyone to have a smooth flu experience we've provided some helpful tips for the Clinics:

  • Print out a flu shot consent form from the County's website, fill it out and bring it to the flu shot clinic.
  • If you cannot fill out your form ahead of time, bring a return address label with your full name to help speed up the paperwork process.
  • Have a driver's license or another form of identification ready upon entering a clinic. You will need to show proof of county residency.
  • Keep your belongings with you at all times, you will not wait long.
  • Wear clothes that will permit you to easily expose the top of your dominant arm like short sleeves, loose-fitting jackets, and tops.
  • Clinics will begin and end as scheduled.