With renewed attention to a more serious flu season, Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is holding additional flu clinics this winter. The nursing agency will hold the flu clinics at their offices at 761 Main Ave., Suite 114, in I-Park at the intersection of Kent Rd. and Rte. 7 on the Wilton/Norwalk town line. These clinics will be held on three consecutive Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 p.m., from Jan. 24 through Feb. 7. The flu vaccine will also be available by appointment.
Anyone four years of age or older can receive the seasonal flu vaccine and there is no residency requirement.
“It’s not too late to get the flu shot,” says Katherine Lasberg, RN, community health coordinator at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “Although it does not provide 100% protection against the flu, it is better than no protection at all. Getting vaccinated now can reduce your risk of serious illness. It’s a good idea to get immunized.”
The flu clinics are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The cost of the vaccine is $50 for the regular dose and $68 for the high dose, which will be available for those age 65 or over. Cash or check will be accepted or it can be billed directly to Medicare Part B, Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Multi Plan or Wellcare. Please bring insurance cards to the flu clinic. Those wishing to receive the flu vaccine are encouraged to wear short sleeves or sleeves that are easy to roll up.
For more information, please call the Flu Hotline at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203.834.6341, ext. 444.