University Health Services has flu vaccine available the McCosh Health Center. Immunizations are free for faculty, staff and students and are available for a fee of $24 for dependents age 16 years and older. To make an appointment, students should call (609) 258-3141. Faculty and Staff should call (609) 258-5035 to make an appointment.
Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that the single best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to get an annual influenza vaccination. The CDC and the state of New Jersey recommend vaccinations for the seasonal flu as soon as possible to allow ample time for the body to make antibodies that protect against the seasonal influenza virus infection.
Anyone who wants to reduce his or her chances of getting the flu should get vaccinated. Certain people should get vaccinated each year either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for high risk persons. People at high risk for complications from the flu include:
- Pregnant women
- People 50 years of age and older
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, diabetes or other conditions which compromise immune function
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, including: Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu (see above) and home caregivers of children less than six months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
Parental consent is required for all persons under the age of 18. Recipients less than 18 years of age must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian prior to receiving vaccination. Please obtain a signature in advance on the consent form for either the flu shot or the FluMist and bring the signed form to FluFest. The rest of the form can be completed at FluFest. Links to the forms can be found in the box above.
Further Questions About FluFest
Answers to more specific questions about FluFest can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.