Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Haven extends its flu clinics

Health Department also will supply vaccines to homeless and those in need

NEW HAVEN — The city Health Department has extended its seasonal flu clinic for four weeks as a result of high demand for the vaccine, according to city officials.
The vaccines are available to residents for $15 per person, officials said in a statement. Health officials caution the elderly and other high risk individuals to visit their primary care doctor or local clinics for a vaccine or one of the city-sponsored clinics, the statement said. Residents who are able to show a valid Medicare Part B membership card will not be charged for the vaccine, the statement said.
The Health Department also will supply 200 doses of seasonal vaccine that Yale medical students will administer at St. James and St. Paul’s food pantry, at Olive and Chapel streets and on Nov. 1 will supply 200 doses through a health fair at Trinity Church on the Green for homeless and other needy populations, the statement said.
Health Department clinics to will be held at 54 Meadow St., from 9 a.m. to noon, on Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, the statement said.

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