Flu Season In Full Swing!

October 11, 2019

Flu season, which runs from October to May, is in full swing so it is important to get vaccinated.

There will be a Flu Clinic in Newington on Wednesday, October 16 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St, Newington, CT 06111.

A flu shot early in the season gives the body a chance to build up immunity; however getting the vaccine later can still be helpful.

If you have concerns, talk to your doctor about the flu shot.

Public health officials are worried that we will have a severe flu season based on data from the southern hemisphere.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that last year, there were 37 million to 43 million flu illnesses in the U.S., and 36,400 to 61,200 flu-related deaths.