Seasonal Influenza

The seasonal flu season peaks between late January and late February in New Jersey. There is plenty of time to get a seasonal flu shot and be protected.

Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone older than 6 months. We offer the standard flu vaccine at no charge.  
 Seasonal Influenza ("The Flu")
Seasonal (or common) flu is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. The best prevention against the flu is getting an annual flu vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everyone 6 mounts of age and older get a flu shot each year. The timing of the flu season changes each year and is unpredictable. It is important to be protected before flu activity starts!

High- Dose Flu vaccine:
The high- dose vaccine is a vaccine provided significantly higher antibodies and an increased immune response in older adults. If you want the high- dose vaccine please contact your primary care physician or local pharmacies.

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Cape May County will not be holding its annual flu drive thru this year at Kindle Auto-plaza due to changes in availability of flu vaccines. Check out all our Community Clinics and mark your calendars.





Community Clinics for Children and Families


Children and families clinics are for all children ages 6 months through 18 years old and their families.Children and families clinics are now scheduled on the following dates and locations:

Community Clinics for Children and Families:

Location Address Date/Time
Cape May County Library
30 W. Mechanic St,
CMCH
Monday, September 25th
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
St. Frances Cabrini Church
2nd St. and Atlantic Ave,
Ocean City
Sunday, October 1st
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Woodbine elementary School
801 Webster st.,
Woodbine
Wednesday,
October 11th
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Upper Township Fair
1790 Rt. 50,
Tuckahoe
Thursday, October 12th
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Cape May County Department of Health
6 Moore Rd, Bldg #17,
CMCH (Exit 11 off the Parkway)
Wednesday, October 18th
3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Holy Redeemer Health Fair
1801 N. Rt 9,
Swainton
Thursday, October 19th
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Lower Township Memorial School
2600 Bayshore Rd., 
Villas 
October 26th
3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
Margaret Mace Elementary School
1201 Atlantic Ave,
North Wildwood
October 24th 
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Glenwood Ave Elementary School
Glenwood & New York Ave., Wildwood Monday, October 23rd
3:00 pm. -5:00 p.m.
Veteran’s Clinic    
 Naval Air Station- Wildwood located at Cape May County Airport
Saturday, November 11th   1-4pm

Senior Vaccination Clinics

Location Address
Date/Time
Lower Township Senior Center
2612 Bayshore Rd,
Villas, NJ
Wednesday, October 25th
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ocean City Senior Center
1735 Simpson Ave,
Ocean City, NJ
Thursday, October 12th
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Dennis Township Senior Center
571 Petersburg Rd,
Dennisville
Tuesday, October 18th
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
North Wildwood Senior Center
10th and Central,
North Wildwood
Friday, October 20th
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Upper Township Senior Center
1369 Stage Coach Rd,
Oceanview
Thursday, October 19th
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
For All County Flu Clinics
  1. Persons with a severe allergy to eggs, other vaccine component, or who have been told by a doctor that they have had Guillain-Barre syndrome must receive the flu vaccine from their personal physician.
  2. Persons with a severe allergy to Thimerosal can receive the vaccine from the Department of Health, but not at the drive-through clinic.
Daycare & Preschool Vaccine Requirements
The New Jersey Department of Health requires all children 6 months through 59 months of age attending any child-care center or preschool facility to receive at least 1 dose of influenza vaccine between September 1 and December 31 each year. Children who are not vaccinated will not be able to attend school until the end of the flu season, which is currently estimated as the end of March.

Who Should Be Vaccinated?
Everyone older than 6 months is recommended for flu vaccination with rare exception. The following lists include all people recommended to get the flu vaccine and those who should not be vaccinated without first consulting their healthcare provider. Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions regarding which flu vaccine options are best for you and your family.

While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it’s especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:
  • American Indians/Alaskan Natives
  • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions or who are immunosuppressed
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Health care workers
    • Household members and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
  • Persons who are morbidly obese (BMI=40)
  • Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant during flu season
Who Should Not Be Vaccinated?
Some people should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician. They include:
  • Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group)
  • People who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine
  • People who have a moderate or severe illness with a fever should wait to get vaccinated until their symptoms lessen
  • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
    • Ask your doctor about the new egg-free version of the flu vaccine.
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction to a previous influenza vaccine
If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult your health-care provider.

Information on This Year’s Flu Vaccine
View information about Thimerosal, which is a preservative in some forms of flu vaccine.


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