No cost flu shot program available to Gloucester County residents

Press release from Gloucester County Board of Freeholders

The Gloucester County Department of Health is gearing up and preparing to provide no cost flu shots to county residents beginning Sept. 24. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health said residents should check their mailboxes for the flu shot schedule of locations and times in the county’s newsletter.

Damminger said, “One of the easiest and best ways to stay flu free this year is to get your flu shot. It is not too early to start thinking about flu season and the Health Department has scheduled thirty-four flu shot clinics. We anticipate administering up to 11,000 immunizations this year.”

Damminger stated, “There is no cost for our residents and we make it so easy there is no excuse not to get immunized. There is a flu shot clinic scheduled in every town so that residents can easily access this service.”

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

Jefferson said, “Last year’s flu season was very rough throughout our state and we urge residents to get their flu shot early in the season.”

“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.”

Jefferson continued, “We have clinics scheduled for weekends, during evening hours, special clinics just for daycare and pre-school aged children and their families, and one drive-thru clinic for seniors and those who have a hard time standing in line. We make it easy, you just need to show up with your ID.”

This year’s quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine contains the following four viruses: A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)-pdm09-like virus; A/Singapore/INFIMH-16–0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus; B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria lineage); B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.

2018 Flu Schedule

Monday, Sept. 24
4 to 6 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Wednesday, Oct. 3
9 to 11 a.m.
Incarnation Church
240 Main Street, Mantua

Thursday, Oct. 4
4 to 6 p.m.
Riverwinds Community Center
1000 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford

Saturday, Oct. 6
9 to 11 a.m.
Drive-Thru
Clayton County Complex
1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton

Wednesday, Oct.10
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Woolwich Municipal Building
120 Village Green Drive, Woolwich

Saturday, Oct. 13
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Pitman United Methodist Church Health Department
758 North Broadway, Pitman

Monday, Oct. 15
4 to 6 p.m.
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell

Thursday, Oct. 18
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Paulsboro High School
670 North Delaware Street, Paulsboro

Saturday, Oct. 20
9 to 10:30 a.m.
National Park Fire Hall
Hessian and Grove Road, National Park

Saturday, Oct. 20
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Gloucester County Library 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill

Monday, Oct. 22
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Gibbstown VFW
743 West Broad Street, Gibbstown

Monday, Oct. 22
6 to 8 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge School
641 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell

Tuesday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. to Noon
Glassboro Senior Center
152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro

Monday, Oct. 29
4 to 6 p.m.
Woodbury High School
25 North Broad Street, Woodbury

Tuesday, Oct. 30
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Samuel Mickle School
559 Kings Highway, Mickleton

Thursday, Nov. 1
10 to 11 a.m.
South Harrison Municipal Building 664 Harrisonville Road, Harrisonville

Thursday, Nov. 1
1 to 2 p.m.
Newfield Municipal Building 18 Catawba Avenue, Newfield

Thursday, Nov. 8
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Woodbury Heights Community Center 741 Helen Avenue, Woodbury Heights

Tuesday, Nov. 13
11 a.m. to Noon
Elk Township Municipal Building 680 Whig Lane, Monroeville

Tuesday, Nov. 13
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Logan Municipal Building
125 Main Street, Bridgeport

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Noon to 1 p.m.
Holy Nativity Church
3 Lenape Trail, Wenonah

Thursday, Nov. 15
11 a.m. to Noon
Bethesda Methodist Church
1433 Kings Highway, Swedesboro

Monday, Nov. 19
Noon to 1 p.m.
Franklin Township Community Center
1548 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville

Tuesday, Nov. 20
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
713 Marsha Avenue, Williamstown

Wednesday, Nov. 21
11 a.m. to Noon
Cedar Grove Club
1A Whippoorwill Way, Mantua

Monday, Nov. 26
4 to 6 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Tuesday, Nov. 27
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Westville Community Center
1035 Broadway, Westville

Monday, Dec. 3
1 to 3 p.m.
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Thursday, Dec. 6
2 to 4 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Monday, Dec. 10
2 to 4 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Thursday, Dec. 13
2 to 4 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
GC Health Department 204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Thursday, December 20
2 to 4 p.m.
GC Health Department 204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Thursday, Dec. 27
1 to 4 p.m.
Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

Monday, Dec. 17
1 to 3 p.m.
GC Health Department
204 East Holly Avenue, Sewell

More information about the County’s Flu Shot program is online. Residents can go online to www.gloucestercountynj.gov and print and complete their consent forms one-week prior to start of program.

For questions, call (856) 218–4101.