Flu season is fast approaching and Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County has scheduled 12 flu clinics in Wilton this fall.

The nursing agency will hold flu clinics at:

  • Monday, Oct. 1:  Wilton Health Department (238 Danbury Rd.), 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7:  Our Lady of Fatima Church (229 Danbury Rd.), 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15:  Wilton Library (137 Old Ridgefield Rd.), 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16:  Wilton Town Hall (238 Danbury Rd.), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31:  Wilton Senior Center (180 School Rd.), 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3:  Wilton Library (137 Old Ridgefield Rd.),  10-11:30 a.m.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will also hold six additional flu clinics at its offices (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 every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-5 p.m. from Oct. 3-Nov. 14.

Anyone four years of age or older can receive the seasonal flu vaccine at these clinics and there is no residency requirement.

“The flu shot is safe and the single most effective way to prevent influenza, decrease its complications and help stop the spread of flu,” says Katherine Lasberg, RN, community health coordinator at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “Anyone wishing to avoid contracting or spreading influenza should receive the flu shot prior to flu season, which usually begins in December.”

All flu clinics are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis and appointments are not necessary. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The cost of the vaccine is $50 for the regular dose and $70 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 an insurance card 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, call the Flu Hotline at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203.834.6341, ext. 444.