Flu vaccinations to be offered in Berlin, Newington

Published on Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:34
Written by the Central Connecticut Health District

BERLIN - The Central Connecticut Health District offers preservative-free, injectable flu vaccine to anyone 4 and older.

There are no residency requirements. Since the nasal spray vaccine has been found ineffective, CCHD will not be offering it this year. The CCHD also will not be offering pneumonia vaccinations.

Participation in these clinics helps the CCHD test its plans for a public health emergency. With a pre-filled form, the average time in and out is five minutes.

Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loose-sleeved clothes to the clinics.

Berlin

Berlin Community Center, 230 Kensington Road

Thursday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon    

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 to 6 p.m.    

Newington

Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar Street

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to noon    

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2:30 to 6 p.m.

CCHD clinics bill all Aetna, Anthem, CIGNA Healthcare, ConnectiCare, certain United Healthcare Medicare Plans and Medicare Part B insurances. For all others, the cost is $25 cash. Participants must bring their ID card from one of these plans to the clinic to receive their flu vaccinations free. No one will be denied vaccination because of an inability to pay.

Residents who are homebound may call the health district at 860-721-2818 to arrange for a home visit. A recorded message with clinic dates is also available by calling 860-721-2822 and choosing option 1. Information and forms will be available at the clinic and on at www.ccthd.org .



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News, Newington on Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:34. Updated: Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:36.