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STATE SENATOR

Steve Cassano

Advocating for Common-Sense Solutions

Attention: Flu Clinic this Saturday!

It has been a bad flu season across America and in Connecticut: Twenty-one Connecticut deaths have been linked to the flu, according to the state Department of Public Health. 17 of those deaths were among patients over the age of 65, two were between the ages of 50 and 64, one was between 25 and 49 years old and 1 was between 5 and 17 years old.

To help protect the public health, the Glastonbury and Manchester Health Departments will collaboratively host a flu vaccination clinic at Glastonbury Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, this Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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The Healthy Choices mobile van will be on-site to provide flu shots to anyone ages 4 years and older. All vaccinations will be administered by licensed and trained professionals, including MDs, nurses, and pharmacists. Trained staff will administer the Flublok quadrivalent influenza vaccine for those individuals 18 years and older. Flublok is manufactured using modern re-combinant DNA technology, and contains no egg proteins or gluten, nor does it contain thimerosal, antibiotics, or latex.

For those 4-17 years of age, Flucelvax (egg and preservative free) and Flaurix will be available – both are quadrivalent.

Glastonbury or Manchester residency is not required and all insurance will be accepted. For reduced wait times, interested residents are encouraged to visit www.glastonbury-ct.gov/flushot to download and complete the flu shot form to bring to the clinic.

In the event of inclement weather, the vaccination clinic will be held inside at the Academy cafeteria, located at 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury.

Connecticut Economic Growth Among Fastest of All States

A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that Connecticut’s economy surged in the three months between July and the end of September, expanding by 3.9 percent, which is a faster growth rate than the United States on average and New England overall, and the eighth-fastest growth rate among all 50 states.

State economies are measured on the sale and production of goods and services; Connecticut’s economy was $264 billion, the second largest in New England behind Massachusetts.

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I’m going to continue working to ensure that Connecticut has the targeted public policies and public investments in place to keep our workforce growing and our economy thriving!