In preparation for flu season, the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) is offering two flu clinics at the Berlin Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. The clinics will be held on Thursdays:
October 11, 2012, 9 a.m. - noon
October 25, 2012, 3 - 6 p.m.
According to the CCHD, the flu vaccine protects against the three strains of influenza that are likely to be circulating this flu season. Flu strains change regularly, so it is important to get a new flu shot every year.
The CCHD is offering flu vaccinations for anyone age 4 and older. The flu shots are provided at no charge to those covered by Medicare Part B, Aetna, ConnectiCare and Anthem. CCHD will bill the insurers directly. The cost for all others is $20.
Pneumonia shots will also be available. The same insurance restrictions apply. The cost for those not covered by the specified health plans is $50.
No one will be denied because of inability to pay, according to a news release from the CCHD.
Participants are asked to bring their health plan ID cards and wear short sleeves or loose-sleeved clothes.
Berlin residents who are homebound may call the Health District at (860) 721-2818 to arrange for a home visit.
For more information, visit the Health District’s website at www.ccthd.org.