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 2nd, 2017 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 1, 2017 please call for an appointment at 848-932-8254. Appointments will be scheduled starting Novmeber 1, 2017. 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-2017-2018.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 2, 9a-12p: Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, 61 Dudley Road on the Cook/Douglas Campus, Room 101
Tuesday, October 3, 9a-12p: Knightsbridge, 33 Knightsbridge, Piscataway, Conference Room 135A
Thursday, October 5, 9a-12p: Life Sciences Atrium, Busch Campus
Tuesday, October 10, 10a-4p: Newark Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Thursday, October 12 10a-4p, College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, October 17, 10a-3p, Camden Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, October 18, 12p-1p, ASB II, Route 1, New Brunswick, first floor
Wednesday, October 25, 10a-4p, Busch Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Thursday, October 26, 11:30-1:30, Hurtado Health Center, CAC campus
Friday, October 27, 11:30-1:30, Hurtado Health Center, CAC campus
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/FluConsent2017-2018.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 2017 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