Seasonal influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by influenza viruses. These viruses can infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause serious illness and life-threatening complications in many people. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccination each year. People at high risk for serious flu complications include older people, young children, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions.
Free Flu vaccines will be offered to faculty and staff members with a valid RU ID. Rutgers retirees may be immunized (with ID) for $25. Short sleeves are appreciated.
If you would like the vaccination, starting October 3nd, 2016 we will be having a series of clinics throughout the University. Our clinics are listed below. If none of our clinics meet your needs, then on or after November 1st, 2016 please call for an appointment at 848-932-8254 . Appointments will be scheduled starting November 1st, 2016. The Flu vaccination clinics held at Rutgers Occupational Health Department will be at the basement level of the Hurtado Health Center, College Avenue Campus.
The flu vaccination offered this year is the Quadrivalent single dose vaccine. For more information on the vaccine, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm
To view the calendar format of the clinics CLICK HERE.
Please, NO "Walk In’s" to Hurtado Health Center for a flu shot apart from assigned times listed below.
Monday, October 3, Cook- Foran Hall Room 138B 9a-11a
Wednesday, October 5th, Cook Campus- Cook Campus Center MRRA 11:30a-1:30p
Tuesday , October 11 th, College Ave Campus- College Ave Student Center (HR Benefits Fair) Multipurpose room 10a-4p
Wednesday, October 12th, Douglass Campus, ASB III Cafeteria 11a-12p
Thursday, October 13th, Camden Campus, Camden Campus Center (HR Benefits Fair) 10a-3p
Friday, October 14th Busch Campus, Life Sciences Building Atrium, 9a-12p
Monday October 17th Douglass Campus, Douglas Student Center LOUNGE 11:30-1:30p
Wednesday October 19th, Newark Campus, Newark Student Center (HR Benefits Fair), 10a-4p
Thursday October 20th, Busch Campus, Busch Student Center Multipurpose Room 10a-4p
Monday October 24th, College Ave Campus, Hurtado Health Center Basement 11:30a- 1:30p
Tuesday, October 25th, College Ave Campus, Hurtado Health Center Basement 11:30a-1:30p
When coming to get your flu shot at a Rutgers University Flu Vaccine Clinic, please bring a copy of:
1. The Vaccination Information Sheet (VIS) available at:http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf
2. A completed consent for vaccination form available at: http://occhealth.rutgers.edu/FluConsent2016-2017.html
**Legacy UMDNJ Newark employees do not need to complete this consent form. Consent forms will be provided by the Occupational Medicine Service at their Flu Clinics.
RBHS Newark Faculty and Staff:
For RBHS Newark and Scotch Plains Faculty and Staff 2016 Flu Schedule, can be found: here
Please note that University Hospital in Newark is instituting a new Influenza Prevention policy. As a result, RBHS employees who work in UH during the flu season, for example, clinical faculty and housestaff, must either be vaccinated or wear a surgical mask or respirator.
RBHS Newark employees do not need to bring consent forms with them for their immunization. Consent forms will be provided by Occupational Medicine Service staff at the time of their immunization.
RBHS New Brunswick/Piscataway Faculty and Staff:
Please contact Employee Health Services at EOHSI in Piscataway for information on obtaining flu shots: 848-445-0123 extension #2
Rutgers Occupational Health Department
11 Bishop Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1108
Ph: 848-932-8254 Fax: 732-932-7199