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Flu Information

Avoid the flu! Find out how to stay healthy this winter, plus local flu clinic information.

Important Websites - General Information

Center for Disease Control
CDC H1N1 Flu Website. Stay informed and learn what you can do to stay healthy.

Ebscohost Flu Portal
Information about H1N1 for clinicians, nurses and patients. Material is available in several languages.

One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.

Flu Tracker
This mapping tool is continuously updated and details the development and spread of the H1N1 flu. This map and the data behind it were compiled by Dr. Henry Niman, a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, using technology provided by Rhiza Labs and Google. The map was compiled using data from official sources, news reports and user-contributions.

World Health Organization's entry on H1N1
See a map of the pandemic and how it is spreading.

Recommended Audio Books

The great influenza [sound recording] : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, c2006. Call # CD 614.5 BA

Local Flu Shot Information

Senior High-Dose Flu & Pneumonia Clinics:
Available for seniors who have Medicare Part B, Aetna, CIGNA, Coventry, Humana, Medicare Railroad, United Healthcare, and United Mine Workers of America.  Pnuemonia vaccine is available for $15.

  • County Department of Health: 9/13 2-4pm
  • Lower Township Senior Center: 9/18 1:30-4pm
  • Upper Township Senior Center: 9/25 10-12pm
  • Ocean City Senior Center: 9/27 9:30-12pm
  • County Health Department: 10/18 10-12pm

Drive Through Flu Clinic:
Kindle Ford autoplaza (accessed off of exit 9 GSP)
October 14 from 8:30-2pm
Residents 14 years and older

Children and Families Clinic:
Children through 18 years + families
Glenwood Avenue Elementary School in Wildwood (Glenwood & New York Avenue)
St. Frances Cabrini Church (1310 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City)
Woodbine Elementary School (801 Webster Street, Woodbine)
To Be Determined
County Health Department
October 24th from 2-6pm

Persons with an allergy to eggs or Thimerosal or persons who have been told by a doctor that they have had Guillain-Barre syndrome need a prescription from their physician to receive a flu vaccine. Preservative-free vaccine will be available for young children.

In addition to the County clinics, residents can check with their physician or with local retail outlets at www.findaflushot.com or www.cmchealth.net

For more information, contact the Flu Hotline at 609-463-6581

Recommended Videos

Influenza 1918 [videorecording] United States : PBS Home Video, c2006. Call # DVD 614.518 IN

Important Phone Numbers

Department of Health and Senior Services
Hotline for NJ Residents


Cape May County Health Department
(609) 465-1187

Cape May County Flu Hotline

Important Websites for NJ Residents

New Jersey Hospital Association
The virus previously referred to as swine influenza is now referred to as H1N1 influenza. NJHA is providing regular provider updates on news and information regarding New Jersey's response to the outbreak of 2009 H1N1 flu. The information is gathered by NJHA staff, which is in constant communication with the state Department of Health and Senior Services and other public health and emergency response agencies.

NJ State Dept of Health and Senior Services
Flu page contains information about flu clinics, vaccine and flu survellance.

Ocean City School District
Find out what to do if your child is ill and attends school in Ocean City.

Recommended Print Sources

Kelly, Evelyn B. and Wilson, Claire  Investigating influenza and bird flu : real facts for real lives Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2010. Call # YA 616.203 KE

Schachter, Neil The good doctor's guide to colds and flu New York, NY : Collins, c2005. Call # 616.205 SC

Stephenson, Terence Swine flu H1N1 : the facts London : Jessica Kingsley, c2009. Call # 616.203 ST

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