East Hartford, CT – The East Hartford Health Department is teaming up with First Choice Health Centers to offer East Hartford residents a flu and COVID-19 booster dose clinic on Tuesday November 2nd, 2021. The Fluzone High-Dose flu vaccine will be available for persons 65 and older who have not yet been vaccinated. The Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent contains four times the antigen, the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against flu viruses, than other standard-dose inactivated flu vaccines.
“It is critical for residents to get vaccinated against the flu and I encourage all eligible individuals to receive a COVID booster shot to protect themselves, their loved ones and the community,” said Mayor Marcia Leclerc.
The Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen COVID-19 booster vaccines will also be available to all eligible recipients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded its recommendations for booster doses, and the East Hartford Health Department encourages residents to make a plan if you are eligible to receive your booster shot. Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus may decrease over time and be less able to protect against the Delta variant. Based on the latest data and evidence, the Health Department stresses that these booster shots are safe and effective.
Location: East Hartford Senior Center, Cultural Arts Room
15 Milbrook Drive, East Hartford 06118
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Cost: There is no cost for getting the flu or COVID-19 vaccines. First Choice Health Centers accepts all patients, regardless of insurance status. No ID is required.
Booster Dose Eligibility:
If you received a Pfizer or Moderna series, the following individuals are eligible 6+ months after dose 2:
- Anyone age 65 years and older
- Age 18 years and older; AND
- Live in long-term care settings;
- Have underlying medical conditions that increase your risk of severe illness due to COVID-19; or
- Work high-risk settings (healthcare staff, congregate care staff, first responders, education, childcare, public transit, grocery store workers, manufacturing, food and agriculture, corrections, and postal service workers).
“First Choice Health Centers, in conjunction with the East Hartford Health Department, is working hard to bring the COVID and Flu vaccines to the community,” said Jeffrey Steele, President and CEO of First Choice Health Centers, Inc. “The COVID and Flu vaccines have shown to safely reduce the spread of the COVID virus and the Flu. The …….