Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm

(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628


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Flu Vaccines

The Ewing Township Health Department offers free flu shots to Ewing residents at several convenient locations in the Township on selected dates in October and November each year.

The Flu Vaccine is RECOMMENDED for ALL adults and children aged 6 months and older (with rare exceptions*), and REQUIRED for children attending nursery school and children in daycare who are 6 months to 5 years of age.

*People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine should not receive the vaccine. If you have an allergy to eggs or any of the ingredients in the vaccine, or if you ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, talk to your doctor before getting the flu shot and bring doctor’s permission note.

Postpone getting a flu shot if you have a fever or feel ill.

Please Note:

  • Be sure to wear short sleeve shirts and loose fitting clothing
  • ALL INSURANCE CARDS must be presented
  • Pregnant and breast feeding women must provide a note from their obstetrician.
  • For more information, call the Health Department at (609) 883-2900 ext. 7685 or 7686.

What You Need to Know About the Influenza (Flu Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant)

For additional infomation about the influenza vaccine check out this fact sheet from the CDC.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Quick Facts

  • Everyone 6 months or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey
  • Updated COVID-19 booster shots are available for individuals 12 and up.
  • Why should I get the updated, bivalent booster?
    These updated boosters will target both the original COVID-19 strain as well as Omicron and its subvariants.
    As a result, it protects against the new BA.4 and BA.5 strains more effectively than the previous boosters.
  • Can I mix and match vaccine brands?
    Yes, you can receive either booster dose regardless of which brand your primary vaccine series is from.
  • Can I get the booster at the same time as a flu shot?
    Yes, you can receive the booster dose on the same day or even at the same appointment as your regular flu shot.

People should receive an updated, bivalent booster dose at least 2 months after their primary series vaccines.

  • There are age restrictions for each brand of the vaccine - with Pfizer available for 12+ and Moderna available for 18+
  • Within this eligible group, everyone should receive the vaccine – regardless of immunocompromised status.

Look for announcments of COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in our News and Announcments.

Childhood Immunizations

(see our Children's Health Services webpage)


Medical Waste Disposal

Unused Drugs

Ewing Township participates in Project Medicine Drop, an initiative run by the New Jersey Attorney General to offer an easy and convenient way to properly dispose of unused medications that you no longer use. The Project Medicine Drop Box is at Police Headquarters located next to the information window of the police department at 2 Jake Garzio Drive. This service is available 24-7. For more information check out our Project Medicine Drop page.

Liquids and Medical Wastes

Liquid medications should not be disposed down the drain because wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds. To prevent medications from ending up in local waterways and drinking water we recommend the following: Mix liquid medicine with undesirable substances like coffee grinds, cat litter, or dirt. Place bottles in an opaque container, like a yogurt container, and secure the lid; or wrap in a dark colored plastic bag and dispose in the trash. Do NOT recycle.

Syringe Disposal

Syringe disposal is regulated by state law. (N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6.1) All persons who use syringes or reusable hypodermic needles must destroy their needles and syringes. See the Safe Syringe Disposal brochure from the NJ Department of Health.

Local Drop Off Location

Capital Health Regional Medical Center - Hopewell operates a drop-off location for safe disposal of syringes. You must be a resident of Mercer County to participate. Sharps must be in a biohazard container or puncture resistant container. The Hospital will also provide a new container. Contact Environmental Services Dept. with questions.

Location: 1 Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534
Service Area: Mercer County
Phone: 800-303-4000
Notes: Drop-off Location: Main Lobby/Information Desk.
Hours: Daily, 7am-4pm preferred but can drop-off at any time.