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 Community Center, 230 Kensington Road
Thursday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 to 6 p.m.
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 .