The Greenwich Health Department has rescheduled flu and pneumonia shot clinics which were cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the last scheduled influenza and pneumonia clinic planned for Oct. 30, was canceled because of the storm. The clinic has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. on the third floor of GreenwichTown Hall at 101 Field Point Rd.
Persons 9 years and older will be eligible to receive influenza vaccine at the rescheduled clinic. The Fluzone High-Dose vaccine, made especially for people 65 years of age and older, also will be offered. Clinical trials indicate that the Fluzone High Dose vaccine helps strengthen the body’s immune response in older people.
The pneumonia vaccine will also be offered at the clinic. In addition to the vaccinations administered, the Department of Health will offer free total cholesterol screening to the public.
Starting on Monday, Nov. 19, through the Department’s Family Health Division, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered at the weekly scheduled on the third floor of town hall on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.. No appointment is necessary.
Participants 65 years or older must bring their Medicare Part B card or Medicare Advantage ID card or a fee of $34 for influenza vaccination and/or $50 for pneumonia vaccination will be charged. Medicare Advantage Plans do not cover pneumonia immunizations at public clinics. Personal checks can be made payable to the “Town of Greenwich.” Medicaid and credit cards will not be accepted. Please wear short sleeves if possible. The public can call the Department of Health flu information line for up-to-date information at 203-622-3774.