Free Vaccines Offered at Preparedness Exercise
Posted: May 27, 2011
The Randolph Regional Health Department, serving Randolph, Roxbury, Mine Hill and Rockaway Borough, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a significant grant by the New Jersey Health Officer’s Association to create and carry out a preparedness exercise involving mass immunizations.
We will be offering free vaccines to the public on June 12, 2011 at the following times and locations:
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Gateways Rental Office parking lot
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Meadows on Woods Edge Road
The available vaccines are as follows:
Tdap (adult and adolescent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis): Tdap can be given to anyone over the age of 10 and is particularly important as the largest vaccine preventable outbreak of pertussis is going on right now just a plane ride away in California. Required for entry into 6th grade.
Meningococcal: Meningococcal disease is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children age 2-18. A meningococcal booster is newly recommended by the CDC 5 years after the first one for all college bound students. Required for entry into 6th grade.
HPV (human papilloma virus): Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the U.S. The CDC recommends this vaccine for women and men ages 9-26. It is a 3 shot series.
Pneumococcal: Recommended for those over age 65 and for select adults prior to 65 with specific immune issues or anyone who smokes. Protects against a wide range of pneumonia causing bacteria.
In order to speed your visit, download and complete the requisite consent form in advance. Note that the download includes two forms, both of which will be required in order for anyone to receive immunizations.
As a thank you for helping us to test our ability to handle crowds, a 19" flat screen TV will be raffled off at each site at the end of the program. Anyone coming through the line, whether or not you choose to get a vaccine, will be given a chance.
Questions? Call the Public Health Nurses at 973.537.7118 for more information.
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
VIS are CDC information sheets which explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine: