Flu shot clinic for college-age students; general public welcome

The Trumbull Monroe Health District will be holding a special flu clinic for college age students on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 2-4 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the TMHD offices, 2 Corporate Drive, Suite 116, Trumbull. No appointment is necessary and there are no residency requirements.

“This is an opportunity for college students home for the holiday break to get vaccinated before influenza season is in full swing,” said Patrice Sulik, TMHD Director of Health. “While everyone is welcome, students living in dormitories and close living quarters are at increased risk for contacting infectious diseases. One of the benefits for taxpayers is that by choosing the Health district for your flu vaccination needs, the proceeds help minimize the funding support needed from our member towns.”

All people 6 months of age and older are encouraged to get vaccinated. TMHD has injectable vaccine for those 6 months and older. If you have specific vaccine questions, contact TMHD at 203-452-5195 and ask to speak to the public health nurse.

Insurance and payment

TMHD accepts Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Connecticare and Medicare, Part B for both flu and pneumonia vaccinations. The cash price for flu vaccination is $25 (cash and checks accepted). All insurance cards must be brought to the clinic for billing purposes, as well as a driver’s license (if you have one). Participants are responsible for the insurance co-pay or deductible, at the time of vaccination. If your insurance company does not fully cover the cost of the vaccination, TMHD will bill you the balance.

Residents who are unable to pay the vaccination fee or who are unable to attend the above clinic times should contact the Public Health Nurse.

For more information on the flu clinics or vaccinations, call 203-452-5195.