Health

Flu Shot Clinic 2020Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

The Borough of Fort Lee will be holding a Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic for Fort Lee Residents Only on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 from 9am-3pm (or until supplies last) at the Upper DPW Location on 540 Main Street.

There is a $5 fee, however, the fee will be waived for Medicare Part B Participants. (Must bring card to have fee waived.)

Please read the Vaccine Information Statement Ahead of Your Vaccination:

INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINE (INACTIVATED OR RECOMBINANT): WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Please have the following consent form printed and filled out upon arrival:

2020–21 INFLUENZA VACCINE CONSENT FORM

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Flu shot available for eligible individuals 6 months of age and older.
  • Individuals with allergy to eggs will NOT be vaccinated.
  • Everyone in the car over the age of 2 is required to wear a mask.
  • Please dress appropriately for easy access to arms or legs.
  • Nurses will NOT enter the vehicle to vaccinate.
  • No pets in vehicles.
  • Patient will be directed to a 20 minute Waiting Area after vaccination to be observed for fainting or other adverse events.
  • Clinic open to Fort Lee residents only. 
  • $5 fee for vaccination.  Pay by Cash or Check.  No credit cards accepted.  
  • Free for Medicare Part B Holder (Must bring Card).

Contact Fort Lee Health Department at 201-592-3500 x1510 for more information.  

COVID-19 TESTING

The Road Back: Expanding Testing Capacity and Contact Tracing in NJ

How You Can Help Stop the Spread August 2020
Two of the most critical steps to getting New Jersey on the road to recovery is our State's expanded testing program for COVID-19 and contact tracing strategy. Together, they are the key to saving lives and stopping the spread of this deadly disease.

Our first responders and health care workers are saving lives every day – and so can you. Your family, your friends, your neighbors – their lives are literally in your hands. So here's how you can do your part:

  • Get Tested – Testing is now available to all New Jerseyans. You could have COVID-19 and not even know it. Protect yourself and save the lives of your loved ones and neighbors by getting tested – especially if you have symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, are an essential worker, or were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain.
  • Answer The Phone When A Contact Tracer Calls – You've been called because you tested positive for COVID-19 or may have come into close contact with someone who has. Contact tracers are calling with life-saving information that will keep you, your loved ones, and your community healthy.

For more information about how contact tracing works, how the state is expanding testing, steps they're taking to protect your privacy, and what you can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19, please visit the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub here.

We can fight this pandemic, #FortLee. We can find the virus and stop its spread with widespread testing and contact tracing. We do it #ForEachOtherForUsAll.

COVID-19 INFO 2020

MAYOR’S VIDEO UPDATES


Mayor Mark Sokolich and Fort Lee Today On Demand have been sharing videos regularly to keep Borough residents updated on the state of our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to view the videos!

ABOUT THE FORT LEE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

In New Jersey, every municipality is required to be served by a local health department that meets the requirements of state public health laws and regulations. The Borough of Fort Lee’s Health Department is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Health as the provider of public health services within their jurisidiction.

The Fort Lee Board of Health is a legally constituted, autonomous body appointed by the Mayor to make health policy for the Borough. The Board is empowered by State statute to enact local ordinances to protect the public health and to provide programs in five major areas, including: 

  • Administration
  • Chronic Illness Detection and Control
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health

Drug Drop OffThe effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home - and must include the opportunity for local consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year.  The Fort Lee Police Department has a box located in the main lobby of its headquarters at 1327 16th Street, Fort Lee.  The box can be accessed seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications - and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them. The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications. (They cannot accept syringes or liquids.)

For more information, please contact the FLPD at 201-592-3700.