The West Hartford Bloomfield Health District is hosting three clinics in West Hartford so that residents can get their flu shots in time to be prepared for the flu season.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different which is why a new flu vaccine is required each year. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.
The Centers for Disease Controls recommends flu vaccination for anyone over 6 months of age. Those who should not be vaccinated against the flu are: anyone with a previous allergic reaction to a flu vaccine, anyone with an allergy to any of the flu vaccine components and anyone less than 6 months of age.
Flu vaccination (flu shot) is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick with the flu along with everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
The West Hartford Bloomfield Health District has scheduled three flu vaccination clinics:
- Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Rd.
- Oct. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave.
- Oct. 16, noon-2 p.m., West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main St.
No appointments are necessary. Anyone age 18 and older may participate.
No out-of-pocket costs and no co-pay required. The following private insurance providers are covered:
- Medicare Part B
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- ConnectiCare/Medicare product
- United Health
The Health District does accept Medicare part B, which covers the entire cost of the flu shot. For those without insurance plans, the cost will be $30 (cash/check only).
If you would like a flu shot but cannot attend any of the clinics, or for more information, call the Health District at 860-561-7900 to arrange for a flu shot at their office.
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