Flu Vaccine Clinic
Ledge Light Health District will provide free flu vaccines around the District over the next few months. The regular quadrivalent flu shots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost for individuals 6 years and older. Parents/Guardians must be present for children under 18 years old. The high-dose flu vaccine recommended for seniors is not being offered at these clinics.
- Thursday, September 28, 9-11am, New London Adult and Continuing Ed (3 Shaws Cove, New London)
- Thursday, September 28, 12-1pm, New London Community Meal Center (12 Montauk Ave, New London)
- Wednesday, October 11, 1-3pm, New London Senior Center (Corner of Brainard & Mercer Streets, New London)
- Saturday, October 14, 10am-1pm, Waterford Farmers Market (24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford)
It is recommended that people wear a tank top, short-sleeved shirt, or loose-fitting clothes for easy access to the upper arm.
A flu consent form is required for each participant. Forms can be downloaded below or obtained at the clinic.
No appointment, no ID, or no insurance. If you have any questions, please call us at 860-448-4882.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. The best way to reduce the risk of the flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting the flu vaccine each year.
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza. This includes 65 years old and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), and pregnant people with children younger than 2 years old.
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, avoiding 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.
Even when flu vaccination does not prevent illness entirely, it has been shown in several studies to reduce the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
- The Flu Shot: Who Should Do It, Who Should Not and Who Should Take Precautions (CDC)
- What You Can Do to Prevent the Flu (English / Spanish)
- Seasonal Flu Information (Connecticut Department of Public Health)
- FluView flu activity map from the CDC
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