The Stratford Health Department is hosting a flu clinic on Thursday, November 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 468 Birdseye St., Stratford. The flu vaccine will be available for all children age 6 months to 59 months for FREE. All other children under the age of 18 are welcome and may be eligible for vaccine free for children.
"We are providing this clinic so that parents can comply with the latest CT law regarding preschool and day care children," comments Bernice Bova, RN, Stratford Public Health Nursing Supervisor.
According to CT law, all children under age 5 who are enrolled in a day care or pre-school must show proof of vaccination against the seasonal flu by January 1, 2013 in order to attend.
No appointments are necessary for the November walk-in clinic. Vaccines available are injectable and intranasal. Vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis. Parents or guardians must accompany their children. We accept Medicare Part B, Anthem BC/BS, and Connecticare; however we do not accept United Healthcare. All others will be charged a $25 fee for the flu vaccine, payable by cash or check.
Getting a flu shot is a safe way to prevent possible flu-related complications. For more information, call the Public Health Nurse, Bernice Bova, RN 203.385.4058 or visit our website: www.townofstratford.com/health.