Town plans more flu shot clinics

Two more flu inoculation clinics are planned by the town’s Health Department for adults and children 5 years old and over.

The clinics are planned Nov. 10, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Nov. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Fairfield Public Health Nursing Office, which is housed in the white portable building behind the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace.

The flu vaccine will be available as an injection and high-dose injectable vaccine for those 65 years old and over. The high-dose vaccine is designed to promote a stronger immune response to the flu than a regular flu shot, according to health officials.

The pneumonia vaccine will also be available at these clinics.

Medicare Part B, Connecticare, Aetna, Cigns and Anthem insurance coverage plans are all accepted and there is no co-pay. Cash price for the flu vaccine is $25 and $65 for the pneumonia vaccine.

Patients can get quicker attention at the clinic by printing out the vaccine consent form at www.fairfieldct.org/health beforehand and bring it completed to the clinic. Patients should also have an insurance card and wear clothes that make it easy to expose the upper arm, according to health officials.

For questions about the flu vaccine, people should call their primary-care physicians. For questions about the flu clinics, please contact the Public Health Nursing Office at 203-256-3150.

John Schwing