CentraState provides the seasonal flu, Tdap, and pneumonia vaccinations to members of our community at our Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center.
- The seasonal flu vaccine is only administered to children and adults ages 4 years and older. The vaccine is available October through March.
- The Tdap vaccine is recommended for children ages 11 and older and adults who will have direct contact with an infant under 12 months old. The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. All of these are serious, potentially deadly illnesses caused by bacteria. Highly contagious infections in newborns, such as Pertussis or whooping cough, are particularly severe and can be fatal to infants under 12 months old.
- The pneumonia vaccine is intended for adults ages 65 and older who have not been previously vaccinated or who were vaccinated more than five years ago and were under age 65 at the time of vaccination. The vaccine may also be given to those ages 18 to 64 who have long-term health problems.
Vaccines are administered by registered nurses at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center. For more information about vaccines and their cost, or to make an appointment, call the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center at 732.308.0570.
LIVE LIFE WELL℠ Mobile Screenings
Preventive Health on Wheels
The Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center’s LIVE LIFE WELL van brings wellness services directly to the community at area workplaces, senior centers, fairs, and other public events and community organizations in New Jersey. This service extends the reach of many of the resources provided at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus.
Our van’s experienced staff of registered nurses and health educators provide a variety of services and resources to promote well-being, including:
- Blood pressure checks
- Bone density screenings
- Breast exams
- Glucose tests
- Lipid profiles
- Vision screenings
- Hearing tests
- Health information