The flu season is upon us and The Town of Greenwich is reminding residents that Influenza (commonly called “flu”) is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
These viruses are spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes or touches a surface handled by others. It can be mild or severe and infects millions of Americans every year.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics in Greenwich
Thursday, October 12
2:30 – 5:30 PM at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich
Tuesday, October 17
3:30 – 5:30 PM at Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich
Thursday, October 19
3:30 - 6:00 PM at Easter Greenwich Civic Center, Harding Road, Old Greenwich
Tuesday, October 24
2:30 – 5:30 PM at Greenwich Town Hall
All clinics are for persons 9 years of age and older
FEES AND ACCEPTED INSURANCE
Participants between the ages of 9 years to 64 years will be charged $35.00 for the seasonal influenza immunization.
Participants 65 years of age or older must bring their Medicare Advantage ID Card/Traditional Medicare Part B Card or a fee of $35.00 (Seasonal); $45.00 (High Dose); $90.00 (Pneumovax 23); $180.00 (Prevnar 13) will be charged for the immunizations.
Medicare Advantage Plans DO NOT cover pneumonia immunizations received at public clinics. Pneumonia immunizations must be over one year apart or Medicare will not cover the cost.
Shingles vaccine which is recommended for adults 60 years of age and older will be available at all flu clinics, but quantities will be limited. Shingles vaccine is also available through the Division of Family Health Immunization Clinic.
Appointments are recommended (203-622-6495).
The charge for shingles is $215.00 (limited quantities at clinics – cash/check only– receipts available). Checks should be made payable to the “TOWN OF GREENWICH” and if paying with cash, exact change will be appreciated.
Medicaid will not be accepted; however, patients are advised to call 203-622-7851 for further assistance. Credit cards will not be accepted.
For additional information, visit the Town of Greenwich website here.