Protect Yourself against Seasonal Flu

The most effective way to protect against flu is to get vaccinated each year.

The Seasonal Flu vaccine protects against four viruses, called quadrivalent. The 2018-2019 influenza vaccine is made from the following four viruses:

  • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 A(H3N2)-like virus (updated)
  • B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus (updated)
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus

Four-component vaccines, which protect against a two of the B viruses and two of the A viruses are recommended.

All vaccine used at the Bernards Township Health Department 2018-2019 Flu Shot clinics are quadrivalent vaccines.

What is a Quadrivalent vaccine?:
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/quadrivalent.htm

*** Participants should consult with their doctor before receiving the flu vaccine.

DO NOT be vaccinated if you:

  • * Have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
  • * Have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination.
  • * Have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within 6 wks of a flu vaccine.
  • * Are a child less than 6 months of age.
  • * Have a moderate to severe illness with a fever—wait until you recover.
Click here to find a Flu Shot in New Jersey or beyond. Bernards Township Health Department Flu Shot Clinics

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.