The following press release was provided by the Killingworth Health Department September 2:
Killingworth Health Department announced today that a flu shot clinic be available for residents on October 17th from 12 to 2 p.m at the Killingworth Congregational Church. The VNA Community Healthcare is sponsoring this flu vaccine program for the residents of Killingworth and neighboring communities. Both the influenza and pneumonia vaccines will be available.
“The CDC has issued a universal recommendation that everyone over six months of age get vaccinated,” said Maura Esposito, Director of Health. “Influenza is a serious and sometimes deadly illness that can be easily prevented, and we encourage everyone to protect themselves and their families this year by getting their flu shot.”
“Too often we see individuals skip their flu shot altogether due to the fear of contracting the flu from the vaccine or the common misconception that the flu is no worse than a common cold,” said Ms. Esposito. “You cannot contract influenza from the flu shot. Getting vaccinated is quick and painless, and it is also the safest and most effective way to prevent the flu and to keep you and your loved ones from getting sick.”
For individuals 65 and older the following insurances are accepted: Medicare Part B, Aetna Medicare, Anthem BCBS Medicare and Connecticare VIP.
Individuals whom have Aetna, Anthem BCBS or Connecticare insurance are also accepted.
Any resident can attend and pay with cash, check or MC/Visa.
For more information contact VNA Community Healthcare at 203-458-4200.