Have you gotten your flu shot yet?
If not, it might be a good time to reconsider as the influenza virus continues to wreak havoc on local residents as the number of cases reaches levels higher than it’s been in the past decade.
Shane Lockwood, director of the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, said that the sudden increase in flu cases has led many local residents to seek help in finding a way to get a vaccination in an effort to avoid getting sick.
“It’s been tough and there are a lot of people who have not been vaccinated this year,” Lockwood said. “We are trying to offer an opportunity for those in Plainville and Southington a chance to get the vaccine, as well as information on how to protect themselves and their family from sickness.”
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The clinic will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the volunteer fire station, Engine Co. 5, on River Street in Southington.
The influenza (flu) vaccination will be offered to:
- Any Plainville or Southington resident (4-years-old and older.)
- Any Plainville or Southington municipal employee.
- Persons who live with or care for non-eligible Plainville or Southington residents.
Please bring your insurance or Medicare Part B card. If you do not have insurance, a $20.00 fee will be charged for the shot although the district will work with those who do not have the ability to pay. Proof of residency or Municipal employment may be requested.
Consent forms will be available at the clinic.
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