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
No time to get a flu shot? Drive up with ease and roll up that sleeve! Ledge Light Health District will host their 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, from 10:30am to 12:30pm while supplies last. Flu shots will be available for adults 18 years and older at no cost 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.
A flu consent form is required for each participant. Forms can be downloaded below or obtained at the Drive-Thru. It is recommended that people wear a tank top, short sleeve shirt or loose-fitting clothes for easy access to the upper arm. Any questions, please call 860-448-4882.
- Seasonal Flu Information (Connecticut Department of Public Health)
- Click on the map below to see the latest FluView flu activity map from the CDC
- 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)
- Flu Prevention Poster n Spanish (Spanish)
Vaccine Information Sheets
Flu Consent Forms