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Avoid the Flu! Adult and Child Flu Vaccines Available at Meriden Health Department

December 16, 2012

The Meriden Health Department has a limited number of adult seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines available. Flu season runs from October to May, with activity usually peaking between December and March. Vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself, and others, from the flu. This year's flu vaccine includes three different strains of the flu virus, including the 2009 H1N1 virus.

Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months. Any persons allergic to eggs or any part of the flu vaccine cannot get the vaccination.

The cost of the adult vaccine is $25.00 (cash only please) for self-pay clients. Medicare and Connecticare Medicare Advantage Plan are the only insurances accepted at this time. Child doses of the vaccine are available at no charge to Meriden residents.

The vaccine is given at the Health Department, 165 Miller Street, Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. No appointments are necessary. Please call the Meriden Health Department Clinic office at (203) 630-4234 with any questions.

Whether you get the flu vaccine or not, there are ways you can avoid the flu this year and stay healthy: - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too.;
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands often and cover your cough!
- Seek care early. See your healthcare provider immediately if you develop flu symptoms; antiviral medications can help if taken early in the illness.


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