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 will host its 9th annual Drive Thru to Beat the Flu clinic in the parking lot of Waterford High School located at 20 Rope Ferry Road in Waterford on Sunday, October 25, 2020, from noon to 2 pm while supplies last. All participants will be required to wear a mask, stay in their vehicle, and practice social distancing. Regular flu shots will be provided at no cost to individuals 18 years and older who live in East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, Old Lyme, Stonington, North Stonington, and Waterford. District residents that need the high dose vaccine should contact their pharmacy, medical provider, or the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Southeastern Connecticut.

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.

2020 Flu Vaccine Consent Form

Vaccine Information Sheets

Helpful Resources