NEW HAVEN HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXTENDS SEASONAL FLU CLINICS & URGES RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED
(10/27/2009) NEW HAVEN- Demand for the seasonal flu vaccine in New Haven has been so high that the City’s Health Department has extended its clinic schedule to run for an additional four weeks. Department officials particularly caution the elderly and all other high risk individuals to visit their primary care physicians or local clinics for a vaccine or to attend one of the City sponsored clinics where vaccinations will be available at $15 per person. Residents who have Medicare Part B can show their membership cards to receive the vaccinations at no cost to them.
The Health Department is also making a special effort this year to reach out to homeless individuals in the City to ensure that they are properly immunized against the seasonal flu. With this goal in mind, the health department is supplying 200 doses of seasonal vaccine that Yale medical students will administer at St. James and St. Paul's food pantry located at Olive and Chapel Streets. On November 1st, the Department will be supplying 200 doses through a health fair at Trinity on the Green for homeless and other needy populations.
The Health Department will provide additional opportunities for residents to receive vaccinations at 54 Meadow Street in New Haven on the following schedule:
Tuesday, Nov 3rd 9am 12 pm
Tuesday, Nov 10th, 9am -12pm
Tuesday, Nov 17th 9am-12pm
Tuesday, Nov 24th 9am -12pm