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STATE SENATOR

Terry Gerratana

Healthy Families, Healthy Communities

Get Your Free Flu Vaccine This Saturday!

This winter has been a particularly difficult flu season. As of January 13th, over 1,342 people have tested positive for the flu so far this season, and 615 have been hospitalized with the illness. If you aren't protected yet, there's still time. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is teaming up with local health departments to provide free/low cost influenza vaccines at several locations across the state on Saturday, January 27th. Any resident of Connecticut can go to any of the locations. DPH strongly encourages all Connecticut residents over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.

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The schedule and locations of Flu Clinics on Saturday, January 27th can be found on the DPH website. The two clinics nearest to New Britain, Berlin and Farmington are in Cromwell and Glastonbury. The Cromwell clinic will be at Town Hall, 41 West Street in Cromwell, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. The Glastonbury clinic will be held at Glastonbury Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Vaccines administered to children 18 years of age and younger will be made available free of charge. Vaccines for children come from the Connecticut Vaccine Program. Managed by DPH, this program provides influenza vaccines free of charge for all children 6 months through 18 years of age. Adult vaccines will be provided at no cost to those without insurance. Residents with insurance should bring their card and will be charged a small administrative fee, but will not be charged out of pocket for the vaccine.