FAIRFIELD, CT – The Fairfield Health Department wants you to be a Kung Flu Fighter! You too can fight the flu this flu season by taking four simple preventative steps. The Fairfield Health Department developed a video to help you become a Kung Flu Fighter. Be sure to check it out: https://youtu.be/LgZK7nHe4n8.
The single best way to protect yourself and those around you from the flu is to get vaccinated. It is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine every year. It takes about two weeks after the receiving the flu vaccine for the body to develop protection against the flu virus, so now is a good time to get vaccinated.
The Health Department is hosting another clinic this season for adults and children age 5 and older. The clinic will be held on Thursday November 14th from 10am-2pm and 3-5:30pm.
The clinic will take place at the Public Health Nursing Office, behind the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, at 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield.
The flu vaccine will be available in injection form for people 5 years and older. High dosewillbe available at the clinic. The Pneumonia vaccine, Pneumovax 23, will also be available at the clinic.
Medicare Part B, Connecticare, Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, and United HealthCare are all accepted and there is no co pay. Cash price for the Flu vaccine is $30, the High Dose vaccine is $65 and the Pneumonia vaccine is $65.
For a quicker visit, patients can print out the vaccine consent form at fairfieldct.org/health and bring it completed. Patients should also have their insurance card with them and wear clothes that make it easy to expose the upper arm.
For questions about the flu vaccine, call your primary care physician. If you have questions about the flu clinics, please contact the Public Health Nursing Office at 203-256-3150.
Contact: Mary Ellen Dragicevich, Public Health Nurse