Flu Clinic Update

DATE: December 6 , 2004

CONTACT: Communication Office

BURLINGTON, VT — Flu shot clinics are being held around the state for high-risk adults — adults who have one or more chronic medical condition that requires frequent or ongoing medical management; for the frail elderly with no chronic medical condition; for anyone age 75 years or older; and for pregnant women. These clinics are being conducted by the state’s home health agencies and Visiting Nurses Associations.

In Addison County:

Call Addison Home Health for more information: 802-388-7259

In Bennington County

Call 802-362-1200 for more information about the Dorset and Rupert clinics listed above. Suggested cost for Dorset and Rupert clinics is $12. Medicare Part B will pay for the complete cost, so bring your Medicare card with you.

In Chittenden County

In Franklin County

Cost is $10; bring Medicare and/or Mediciad card. Call 527-7531 for an appointment.

In Orange County

In Rutland County

For the above three clinics, individuals who have Medicare Part B need only bring their card. For all others, the cost of the flu immunization is $10. For more information, please call the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice at 775-0568 or call their Flu Hotline at 770-1574.

In Washington County

In Windsor County

Call 802-886-2500 for more information about the White River and Windsor clinics.

Additional clinics will be advertised on the Vermont Department of Health website at www.HealthyVermonters.info as they are set up. Keep an eye on your local paper or call the Vermont Department of Health Flu Vaccine Information Line at 1-800-695-0022 for more information.