Free flu shot program available to Gloucester County residents

The Gloucester County Department of Health is preparing to provide county residents with no-cost flu shots beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2 across the county.

The Gloucester County Department of Health is preparing to provide county residents with no-cost flu shots beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2.  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health, advise residents to make sure to check their mailboxes for the full schedule of flu shots and their locations in the county’s newsletter.

Director Damminger said, “the best way to keep yourself and those around you flu-free this year is to get the flu shot as soon as you can. It’s never too early to start protecting yourself, especially with the past few flu seasons being as rough as they have been.”

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health said, “there is no cost for our residents and all you need to do is show up with valid ID. There is a flu shot clinic scheduled in every town so that residents can conveniently and easily access this service.”

“Every resident who gets immunized against the flu will ultimately cut down on the amount of visits to our hospital emergency rooms, employers, schools and other public health agencies during flu season,” said Jefferson.

Clinics are scheduled for weekends and during evening hours, with special clinics just for daycare and pre-school aged children and their families. The county even provides one drive-thru clinic for seniors and those who have a hard time standing in line.

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.

2019 Flu Schedule

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Incarnation Church, 240 Main St., Mantua
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 fro 4 to 6 p.m. at Riverwinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Pitman United Methodist Church, 758 N. Broadway, Pitman
  • Monday, Oct. 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Gloucester County Institute of Technology, 1360 Tanyard Rd., Sewell
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Drive-Thru Clayton County Complex, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton
  • Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Woolwich Municipal Building, 120 Village Green Drive, Woolwich
  • Oct. 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at National Park Fire Hall, Hessian and Grove Rd., National Park.
  • Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gloucester County Library, 389 Wolfert Station Rd., Mullica Hill
  • Oct. 21 from 10:30 am to noon at Chestnut Ridge School, 641 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell
  • Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon at Glassboro Senior Center, 152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro
  • Oct. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. at Gibbstown VFW, 743 West Broad St., Gibbstown
  • Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Woodbury High School, 25 North Broad St., Woodbury
  • Oct. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Samuel Mickle School, 559 Kings Highway, Mickleton
  • Nov. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. at South Harrison Municipal Building, 664 Harrisonville Rd., Harrisonville
  • Nov. 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Woodbury Heights Community Center, 741 Helen Ave., Woodbury Heights
  • Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at Elk Township Municipal Building, 680 Whig Lane, Monroeville
  • Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Logan Municipal Building, 125 Main St., Bridgeport
  • Nov. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. at South Harrison Municipal Building, 664 Harrisonville Rd., Harrisonville
  • Nov. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Newfield Municipal Building, 18 Catawba Ave., Newfield
  • Nov. 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Monroe Township Public Library, 713 Marsha Ave., Williamstown
  • Nov. 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Westville Community Center, 1035 Broadway, Westville
  • Nov. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at Holy Nativity Church, 3 Lenape Trail, Wenonah
  • Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at Bethesda Methodist Church, 1433 Kings Highway, Swedesboro
  • Nov. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Nov. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. at Franklin Township Community Center, 1548 Coles Mill Rd., Franklinville
  • Nov. 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at WIC Office, 1000 North Delaware St., Paulsboro
  • Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon at Cedar Grove Club, 1A Whippoorwill Way, Mantua
  • Dec. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Dec. 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Clayton Senior Center, 1 Garwood Rd., Clayton
  • Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Dec. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Dec. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., Sewell
  • Dec. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Daycare/Preschool/Family Clinic, GC Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave., 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 the start of the program.

For questions, call (856) 218-4101.