Seasonal Influenza

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. High- dose is available while supplies last at all senior center clinics. 

Flu Vaccination Clinics

All flu clinics are by appointment only. To make an appointment call (609) 465-1187. A mask must be worn in order to receive your flu shot. Please have consent form filled out prior to arriving to your appointment.

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 trivalent and high-dose vaccine at no charge.  

Cape May County Drive-Thru Clinics


Cape May County Drive-thru Clinics are for individuals 13 years and older, who are able to receive the vaccine without further assistance.

Cape May County's Family Flu Vaccine Clinics
Cape May County's Family Flu Vaccine Clinics are for children 6 months- 18 years old and their families.

Cape May County Drive-Thru Clinics

Location: Address: Date/Time
Cape May County
Fire Academy
171 Crest Haven Rd,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Saturday, 10/3/2020
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cape May County
Fire Academy
171 Crest Haven Rd,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Saturday, 10/17/2020
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cape May County Family Vaccine Clinic

Location: Address: Date/Time
Cape May County
National Guard Armory
600 Garden State Pkwy,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Tuesday,10/6/2020
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cape May County
National Guard Armory
600 Garden State Pkwy, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Wednesday,10/14/2020
9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
Cape May County National Guard Armory
600 Garden State Pkwy,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Thursday,10/22/2020
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Consent Forms

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
www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/flu.shtml

View information about Thimerosal, which is a preservative in some forms of flu vaccine.