The Randolph Township Health Department offers flu/pneumonia vaccination clinics and an adult immunization program. Children from birth through age eighteen who meet financial guidelines are serviced through a component our child health conference program (see screenings page for more information). Contact the public health nurses with any questions at 973.537.7118.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics
Randolph offers flu vaccine to anyone and everyone over 6 months of age and pneumonia vaccine to residents age 65 years of age and older as well as adults prior to 65 with diabetes, those who smoke or anyone who has other specific immune diseases.
Dates, times and locations will be posted here in August.
The fee is $20.00 for flu, free to those with Medicare Part B ONLY. Those with any Medicare co-pay plans must self submit for reimbursement. If you are seeking the pneumonia vaccine, please ask the nurses.
Advanced registration for the clinics is not required. Home visits are available for those with special needs by calling the public health nurses at 973.537.7118.
Adult Immunization Program
The Randolph Township Health Department’s Adult Immunization Program makes ten different vaccines available to any New Jersey resident 19 years of age or older who is uninsured or underinsured (no residency requirement). See below for a complete list and descriptions.
Clinics will be held on the following dates at the township municipal building by appointment only. To speed your visit, it is recommended that you download and complete the requisite consent form in advance. Contact the public health nurses at 973.537.7118 to make your appointment or for more information. In inclement weather, please check this website or call the public health nurses.
- January 19, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- February 16, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- March 16, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- April 20, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- May 18, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- June 15, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- July 13, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- August 10, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- September 14, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- October 12, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- November 16, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- December 14, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is an infection affecting the liver. The virus is spread through close personal contact or by consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms are flu-like and may include dark urine, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). Some people have no symptoms, some have mild illness for a week or two, and some have severe illness requiring hospitalization. In the U.S., about 100 people a year die from hepatitis A. Two dose series.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statement
- Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is an infection affecting the liver. The virus spreads through blood or other body fluids, for example: sharing personal items, such as razors or during sex. Hepatitis B causes a flu-like illness with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, rashes, joint pain, and jaundice. The virus stays in the liver of some people for the rest of their lives and can result in severe liver diseases, including fatal cancer. Three dose series.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statement
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
For men and women ages 9 to 26. Human papilloma virus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the U.S. It is associated with cervical cancer in women, other types of cancer in both men and women and genital warts in both men and women. Three dose series.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Information Statement
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. There are two types of influenza vaccine—the inactivated (killed) vaccine which is given by injection with a needle and the live, attenuated influenza vaccine which is sprayed into the nostrils. All people 6 months of age and older should get flu vaccine.
Influenza Vaccine Information Statement
Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine Information Statement
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
These diseases spread from person to person through the air. You can easily catch them by being around someone who is already infected. Measles causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death. Mumps causes fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite, and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and rarely sterility. Rubella causes rash, arthritis (mostly in women) and mild fever. If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine Information Statement
For ages 11 to 55. Meningococcal disease is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children age 2-18. The CDC recommends this vaccine for all children age 11-18 and all adults at potential risk. It can be given to people 2-55 years of age. It is required for students entering grade 6 as of fall 2008.
Meningococcal Vaccine Information Statement
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV23)
Recommended at age 65+ and for adults prior to 65 with diabetes, those who smoke or anyone who has other specific immune diseases. Protects against a wide range of pneumonia causing bacteria. Booster dosing is not recommended.
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Information Statement
- Prevnar 13 (PCV13)
The CDC’s newest pneumonia recommendation for those 65+ is to get PCV13 first followed by PPSV23 in 6-12 months. If PPSV23 has been given already, then PCV13 is to be given a minimum of 12 months later. One dose of each pneumonia vaccine completes the recommendation for a lifetime if over age 65.
Prevnar 13 Vaccine Information Statement
Adult version of Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis created in response to increasing rate of childhood pertussis (also known as whooping cough). Only vaccine preventable disease on the rise in the U.S. Recommended for all adults in contact with young children as pertussis continues to be a serious threat to young children. Over 90% of childhood pertussis can be traced back to an adult caregiver. The CDC estimates there are as many as 3.3 million cases/year in the U.S. It is required for students entering grade 6 as of fall 2008.
Tdap Vaccine Information Statement
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is very contagious and spreads easily from person to person. The virus can spread from either a cough or a sneeze and can also spread from the blisters on the skin through air or contact. Chickenpox is usually mild, but it can lead to severe skin infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (brain swelling) or even death.
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine Information Statement
- Zoster (Shingles, Herpes Zoster)
Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body in a dormant (inactive) state. For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles. Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop shingles. About half of all cases occur among men and women 60 years of age or older. People who develop shingles typically have only one episode in their lifetime. In some cases, however, a person can have a second or even a third episode. Herpes zoster is not caused by the same virus that causes genital herpes.
Zoster (Shingles, Herpes Zoster) Vaccine Information Statement