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It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot In Clinton

Widespread seasonal flu activity being reported in Connecticut.

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot In Clinton

Here are some spots in and near Clinton, CT where you should be able to get a flu shot. Your health care provider may still have some left. If they don't, or if you want another option,  here are a few from lung.org. Call first to make an appointment. 


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  • 1. CVS/pharmacy14 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413 
     860-664-9337      Directions      Website
    Hours: M:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; T:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; W: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Th:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; F:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sa:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM; Su:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Vaccines: Pneumococcal, High-Dose Flu Shot, Trivalent Flu Shot

  • 2. Stop & Shop Pharmacy #652215 E Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413 
     860-669-6636      Directions      Website
    Hours: M-F: 8AM-8PM, SA:9AM-4PM, SU: 9AM-4PM
    Vaccines: Trivalent Flu Shot ($35), Td, Shingles/zoster, Pneumococcal ($79.99), MMR, Meningococcal, HPV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Cell Based Flu Shot ($35), High-Dose Flu Shot ($65), Quadrivalent Flu Shot ($40), Varicella, Tdap

  • 3. Walgreens218 E. Main St., Clinton, CT 06413-2230 
     860-664-4641      Directions      Website
    Hours: M-F 8:00 (AM)-10:00 (PM) Sat 9:00 (AM)-6:00 (PM) Sun 9:00 (AM)-6:00 (PM)
    Vaccines: Trivalent Flu Shot, Quadrivalent Flu Shot, High-Dose Flu Shot, Flu Nasal Spray, Cell Based Flu Shot, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Meningococcal, MMR, Pneumococcal, Shingles/zoster, Td, Tdap, Varicella

  • 4. Stop & Shop Pharmacy #624136 Samson Rock Drive, Madison, CT 06443 
     203-245-7467      Directions      Website
    Hours: M-F: 8AM-8PM, SA:9AM-5PM, SU: 10AM-4PM
    Vaccines: Trivalent Flu Shot ($35), HPV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Cell Based Flu Shot ($35), High-Dose Flu Shot ($65), Quadrivalent Flu Shot ($40), Varicella, Tdap, Td, Shingles/zoster, Pneumococcal ($79.99), MMR, Meningococcal

  • 5. CVS/pharmacyNortheast Intersection Of 613 Boston Post Road & Route 79, Madison, CT 06443 
     203-245-3165      Directions      Website
    Hours: M:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; T:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; W: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Th:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; F:08:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sa:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM; Su:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Vaccines: Pneumococcal, High-Dose Flu Shot, Trivalent Flu Shot


By  Ryan Bonner

Amid  news that Connecticut is among 25 states now reporting widespread seasonal flu activity, state officials are urging residents who have not yet received this season’s flu vaccination to get one as soon as possible.      

Flu season runs from October through May, but usually peaks in January and February.          

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Children under age nine may need to return for a second dose of immunization.

The CDC offers these recommendations:

  • Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors’ offices, clinics, local health centers, pharmacies, college health centers and places of business. Contact your health care provider today for your flu vaccine.
  • Students and adults should stay home from school or work if they develop influenza-like illness.
  • If you do get sick, wash hands often and cover your coughs and sneezes. It’s best to use a tissue and quickly throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. This will prevent the spread of germs.
  • Get plenty of rest and drink a lot of fluids.
  • Individuals who are particularly vulnerable to complications from influenza should seek medical attention at the first signs of illness. People at high risk for developing serious flu complications include children younger than 5 years, people 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and people with certain long-term medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, blood disorders, morbid obesity, kidney and liver disorders, HIV or AIDS, and cancer.

For help in finding a community provider of influenza vaccinations in Connecticut, contact the Immunization Program at 860-509-7929, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit  www.cdc.gov. For flu-related questions contact FluInbox@cdc.gov.

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