Flu shots available Tuesday in Fairfield

Get a real shot in the arm.

Flu inoculations are being offered Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Fairfield Health Department’s nursing office, behind the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace. The vaccine will be administered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is available for people 6 months old and over. Pregnant women need to bring a note from their doctor to receive the vaccine.

The planning to be inoculated should wear short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up easily to ease the process.

Pneumonia vaccine will also be available for those 65 years old and over for younger people with certain long-term health conditions. The pneumonia vaccine usually is given only once. Call 203-256-3150 if you have any questions about the pneumonia vaccine or discuss that vaccine with a physician.

Insurance plans accepted for flu shots and/or pneumonia shots include: Aetna, Medicare Part B; Connecticare — commercial plans and Medicare Advantage plans; Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield — commercial plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Without that specific insurance coverage plans, the cost for the flu shot is $25 and for the pneumonia vaccine it is $45. People getting inoculations should bring their insurance cards to the clinic.

The consent forms for both the flu and pneumonia inoculations are online HERE. They also will be available at the clinics.

John Schwing