Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, said the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) has set up additional clinics to administer the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine throughout Ocean County. Vaccination sites include OCHD’s Main Site at 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River, the Southern Clinic Site at 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, in the Stafford Business Park off exit 63 on the Garden State Parkway South, and Ocean County Health Department Northern Site at 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood.
The following are times, days, dates and sites of the Tdap clinics for October, November and December:
Toms River Site, 175 Sunset Avenue-Toms River
October 2 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.
October 16 8:30 – 11:00 A. M.
November 20 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.
December 4 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.
December 18 8:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Lakewood Northern Site, 1771 Madison Avenue (Rt. 9), Lakewood
October 5 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
October 19 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
November 2 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
November 16 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Stafford Southern Site, 333 Haywood Rd., Manahawkin
October 11 4:00 – 6:30 P.M.
October 25 4:00 – 6:30 P.M.
November 8 4:00 – 6:30 P.M.
December 13 4:00 – 6:30 P.M.
December 27 4:00 – 6:30 P.M.
The following are recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the Tdap vaccine for adults are:
· All adults, including those over the age of 65, should receive a Td (tetanus/diphtheria) booster every 10 years.
· Adults under the age of 65, who have never received a Tdap, should receive this for their next booster dose.
All adults, including those over the age of 65, who have or who anticipate having close contact with an infant less than 12 months of age and who have not received the Tdap booster vaccine, should receive a single dose of Tdap to protect against pertussis and reduce the likelihood of transmission.
Adults over the age of 65 may also receive one dose of Tdap instead of Td if they have not previously received this vaccine.
Any adult who wants to be protected from pertussis should receive this booster.
New mothers who have never received a Tdap vaccine should get a dose as soon as possible after delivery.
The vaccination is being offered free of charge to those who qualify, otherwise a fee of $20.00 will be charged. To find out vaccination clinic hours and sites,
For additional information on whooping cough, please visit our website at www.ochd.orgor call with questions or for information on Tdap at 732-341-9700, ext. 7515.