Flu Vaccines: For Everyone, Every Year…

What:
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.  It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Flu vaccination also has been shown to significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from the flu. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October.

Who:
Flu vaccines are available at the Windsor Health Department for Windsor residents age 18yo and older.  

Where:
Please call Jennifer Waldo RN, MS, Windsor Public Health Nurse at 860-285-1824 to schedule. You will need to come to the Health Department located at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT  06095.  Please bring all your insurance cards with you (Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, Connecticare, Husky, Medicare, United Health Care, etc.). The cost for the flu vaccine if you do not have insurance will be $30.   

Click here and watch these folks tell their stories about getting their annual flu vaccine. Brian (56yo), Mike (62yo), Lisa (56 yo) and Jojo (54yo) all have 1 or more chronic conditions and share their story and why they get a flu vaccine.  These stories were produced under the direction of the American Lung Association.

** Flu Vaccine Consent Form is now available! Please download it using the link below. **

Feel free to download and complete the Flu Vaccine Consent Form and bring it with you to the health department.  The consent form will need to be completed prior to receiving your vaccine.  You may review the Vaccine Information Sheet prior to your visit and you will receive one after getting your vaccine.

Flu Vaccine Consent Form Vaccine Information Sheet

For more information about the 2019-2020 Flu Season, feel free to follow this link to the CDC (Center for Disease Control).