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Clifton Health Department Expands Flu Clinic Dates in Little Falls

The Clifton Health Department is offering seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccines this year beginning in September. Flu vaccines are available to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. The consent forms are available on-line at www.cliftonnj.org, the Health Education Table in the lobby of Clifton City Hall, the Clifton Health Department and both libraries in Clifton. Bringing a completed consent form to a flu clinic should expedite your visit. Pregnant women wanting to have a flu shot MUST provide a prescription from their medical provider before the flu vaccine will be administered. The seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccine offers protection against four (4) different strains of the flu virus. The seasonal flu vaccine is effective for only one year, so last year’s flu shot will not protect you this year.

The following dates have been added in Little Falls:

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the LF Civic Center
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 9:30am to 11:00am at the LF Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the LF Civic Center

The flu clinics at the Clifton Health Department, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton are being held:

  • Every Wednesday, beginning September 30, 2015 from 2 PM to 4 PM (We are closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day)
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Monday, October 19, 2015 from 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:30 AM to 1 PM

A limited number of “high-dose” trivalent flu vaccines will also be offered to those 65 years of age and older. The “high-dose” trivalent flu vaccine offers protection against three (3) different strains of flu virus. The “high-dose” flu vaccine offers protection to one less strain of the flu, but the “high-dose” flu vaccine is designed to give a bigger boost to the immune systems of those 65 years of age and older.

The flu clinics are open to residents 6 years of age and older. All flu clinics are walk-in only, no appointments are required, and vaccine will be offered on a first come first serve basis. All dates are tentative and subject to change. Children 6 months of age through 6 years of age will be accommodated through the Clifton Health Department’s Immunization Clinic, please call (973) 470-5760 for an appointment or more information.

Persons with Medicare Part B as their primary insurance can receive the flu vaccine for FREE. These individuals MUST bring their Medicare card for presentation at the clinic. Individuals with an HMO, no insurance, or a primary insurance other than

Medicare Part B will be asked to pay $20.00 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. Clifton and Little Falls Board of Education employees will be asked to pay $15.00 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. We do not accept credit or debit cards. We do not accept Medicaid or Food Assistance Programs. If you are enrolled in these programs, you will be required to pay at the time of service.

The viruses that are contained in the flu vaccine change each year based on international surveillance and scientists' estimations about which types and strains of viruses will circulate in a given year. About two (2) weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body.

John E. Biegel, III, Health Officer for the City of Clifton, states, “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season. It is especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  1. Pregnant women
  2. Children younger than 5, but especially children aged 6 months to 2 years
  3. People 50 years of age and older
  4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Health care workers
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age. These children are too young to be vaccinated.

Examples of people at high risk of having serious flu complications are those who have diabetes, a heart condition, asthma, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other serious medical problems that make them at high risk for flu.

According to Biegel, “It is important that people realize they cannot get the flu from the vaccine; however, people who are allergic to eggs should consult their physician before getting vaccinated.” If you have any questions regarding whether or not you should receive this vaccine or if you are 65 and older and you have questions about which vaccine you should have, please consult your private physician.

Download a flyer with the updated dates and further information.

The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.

Passaic County 2015 Computer & Electronics Recycling Event

The final Passaic County 2015 Computer & Electronics Recycling Collection Program will be held on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne (behind Ski Barn).

Almost all types of computer and electronic equipment will be accepted, including monitors, hard drives, printers, keyboards, modems, copier and fax machines, televisions, radios, VCRs and stereo systems, as well as CD players, cell phones and old telephone systems. The program also accepts used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. The event is free for residents. Businesses must pre-register. For further information, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738. Recycling services provided by Advanced Recovery of Newark, N.J. and Port Jervis, N.Y.

2013 Homestead Benefit Payment Information

The deadline for filing is Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.

Homestead Benefit (for homeowners):