Protect Yourself against Seasonal Flu

The most effective way to protect against flu is to get vaccinated each year.

The Seasonal Flu vaccine protects against three viruses. The 2017-2018 influenza vaccine is made from the following three viruses:

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (B/Victoria lineage).

Four-component vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to be produced using the same viruses recommended for the trivalent vaccines, as well as a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus

It is recommended that quadrivalent vaccines containing two influenza B viruses contain the above three viruses and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage).

*** In New Jersey, all children 6 mos.- 59 mos. must receive a flu vaccination if they attend a licensed child-care center or pre-school.

*** Participants should consult with their doctor before receiving the flu vaccine.

DO NOT be vaccinated if you:

  • * Have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
  • * Have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination.
  • * Have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within 6 wks of a flu vaccine.
  • * Are a child less than 6 months of age.
  • * Have a moderate to severe illness with a fever—wait until you recover.
Click here to find a Flu Shot in New Jersey or beyond. Bernards Township Health Department Flu Shot Clinics

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.