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Norwalk Health Dept. Offering Flu Shots

Four clinics running through Oct. 10

Norwalk, CT | Added on October 01, 2013 At 04:19 PM

The Norwalk Health Dept. is declaring it is once again time to protect yourself from the flu.

The department is offering a handful of flu shot clinics during the first 10 days of October.  The clinics will take place as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Norwalk Health Dept.

137 East Ave.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3

St. Mary's Church Hall

669 West Ave.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

St. Philip's Church Hall

25 France Street

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Norwalk Health Dept.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

No appointments are necessary.

For those people who cannot attend the community clinics listed here, the Health Dept. will be open for walk-in hours on Mondays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting Oct. 7 (except on federal holidays, when offices are closed). The flu vaccine protects against seasonal and H1N1 flu, and anyone older than six months of age is encouraged to get the shot, according the department.  All clients should wear short sleeves to allow for easy injection access. 

Flu shots offered by the Health Dept. are covered by Medicare Part B, ConnectiCare and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Residents with this insurance coverage are asked to bring all insurance cards for verification of benefits. Otherwise, standard seasonal flu shots cost $25 per person. 

The Health Dept. will also offer a high-dose flu vaccine to clients age 65 and over. This high-dose vaccine costs $50 per person and is covered by Medicare Part B  The high-dose version of flu vaccine is designed to boost older patients’ immune response to influenza. These patients tend to have a weaker immune response to the standard flu vaccine compared with younger patients, and they are at greater risk for serious complications from influenza.  Clients 65 years of age and older can choose to have the high-dose vaccine or the standard seasonal flu vaccine.  

For questions about the community flu clinics, or to inquire about arranging a vaccination clinic at your worksite, call the Norwalk Health Dept. at 203-854-7776.

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