Norwalk Health Department Hosts Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Oct. 17


Press release from Norwalk Health Department:

Oct. 13, 2020

Get your flu shot from the Norwalk Health Department! The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get a flu shot. The Health Department will hold a drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10 am – 2 pm, at Veteran’s Park (42 Seaview Avenue). The clinic is open to anyone ages 6 months and older. Advance registration is required at www.norwalkct.org/flu. Please complete a separate form for each person attending the clinic. If you have questions or are unable to register online, call (203) 854-7985 for assistance.

Once pre-registered online, arrive on October 17 at your appointment time, and get your flu shot from your car!

On the day of the clinic:

∙ Wear a mask or cloth face covering.
∙ Please bring all insurance cards with you.
∙ Please wear short sleeves. You will remain in your car the entire time, so it’s important that the nurse has easy access to your upper arm. You will be vaccinated in the arm closest to the car window.
∙ If you have a fever or do not feel well on the day of the clinic, stay home.

The rain date for the clinic is October 24. Please visit www.norwalkhealth.com or www.facebook.com/norwalkhealth for updates or announcements about the clinic. If the clinic is postponed because of bad weather, information will be posted there.

If you have any of the following health insurances, your insurance will cover the cost of your shot: Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, HealthyCT, United, and Cigna. Please bring all your insurance cards with you.

Otherwise, the standard flu vaccine, available to anyone 6 months and older, costs $25 per person. The high-dose flu vaccine is available for patients 65 and older and costs $50 per person. No one will be turned away because they are unable to pay.

In addition to getting your flu shot, you can take other simple steps to protect yourself and the people around you from the flu:

∙ Wash your hands often with soap and water
∙ Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough
∙ Stay home if you feel sick

If you have a question about the flu vaccine, call your physician. For questions about the community flu clinic, please call the Norwalk Health Department at (203) 854- 7985.


This press release was produced by Norwalk Health Department. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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