Flu Shot Clinics – March 2020

We are getting a lot of information about the novel Coronavirus, but more people in this country will likely die from the flu than the novel Coronavirus. The flu is widespread and not going away anytime soon. The flu is nothing to sneeze at! If you are lucky, you just spend a few days in bed feeling like you got hit by a truck. Unfortunately, the flu can lead to pneumonia and other complications, including death. It isn’t too late to get your flu shot!! We are offering free flu shots for people 15 years at Ledge Light Health District’s office at 216 Broad Street in New London. An adult must accompany children under 18 years old. Please call 860-448-4882 for an appointment.

Flu Prevention

Even though how well the vaccine works does vary from year to year, the flu vaccine remains the single best tool we have in preventing flu infections, flu-related hospitalizations, and flu-related deaths. Following other basic healthy habits like cleaning your hands often with warm soapy water or an alcohol-based sanitizer, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands, and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze can also help prevent the spread of flu.

Annual Drive-Thru to Beat the Flu Exercise

Ledge Light Health District hosted its 8th annual Drive-Thru to Beat the Flu clinic in the parking lot of Fitch High School located at 101 Groton Long Point Road in Groton on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Flu shots were provided at no cost to District residents who live in East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, Old Lyme, Stonington, North Stonington, and Waterford.

The Drive-Thru to Beat the Flu is a full-scale exercise that allows Ledge Light Health District staff, Medical Reserve Corps and partners to practice mass dispensing plans.

 


Helpful Resources

Vaccine Information Sheets

Flu Consent Forms