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

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.
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 quadrivalent, high-dose, and nasal spray flu vaccine at no charge.  

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
St. Joseph Health Fair St. Joseph Auditorium
132 44th Street ,
Sea Isle City NJ 08243
Saturday, 10/5/19
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
St. Francis Cabrini, OC 2nd St. and Atlantic Ave.,
 Ocean City , NJ 08226

Sunday, 10/6/19
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Crest Memorial  9100 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 Tuesday, 10/8/19
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Upper Twp. Health Fair RT-50, Woodbine, New Jersey 08270 Thursday, 10/10/19
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Margaret Mace 1201 Atlantic Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 Wednesday, 10/16/19
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Woodbine Elementary  801 Webster St, Woodbine, NJ 08270 Thursday, 10/17/19
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Christ Gospel Church 2209 Route 9 South
Whitesboro, NJ 08252
Sunday, 10/20/19
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Disability Day Cape May County Special Services School 
148 Crest Haven Road, 
CMCH, N.J.08210

Tuesday, 10/22/19
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Cape May Co Dept of Health Family Flu Clinic 6 Moore Road
CMCH, NJ 08210
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Glenwood Ave School 2900 New York Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Thursday, 10/24/19
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Avalon Community Center 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon, New Jersey 08202 Monday, 10/28/2019
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cape May County Library 30 Mechanic St, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Monday, 11/4/19
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Atlantic Cape Community College
341 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210

Tuesday, 11/19/2019
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Senior Vaccination Clinics

Location Address
Lower Township Senior Center
2612 Bayshore Rd,
Villas, NJ
Wednesday, 10/9/19
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ocean City Senior Center 1735 Simpson Ave,
Ocean City, NJ
Friday, 10/11/19
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Dennis Twp. Senior Center
571 Petersburg Rd. 
Dennisville, NJ
Wednesday, 10/16/19
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Upper Twp. Senior Center 1369 Stage Coach Rd.
Ocean View, NJ
Thursday, 10/17/19
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
North Wildwood Senior Center 10th and Central
North Wildwood, NJ
Friday, 10/18/19
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.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

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