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Flu Prevention 101: Be Prepared!
We have all heard that getting the flu vaccine is the number one method for prevention of infection from the flu virus. Infection control basics are also common sense methods of preventing the spread of illness.
Starting with the advice we all heard from our mothers… WASH YOUR HANDS!! Simply touching a surface like a telephone, computer keyboard, door knob or grocery cart contaminated by someone who has the flu can spread the virus. Viruses then pass from your hand to your nose or mouth. Keep your hands away from your face and mouth!
The flu is also spread if someone around you coughs or sneezes. The virus is spread through the air and enters your body through your nose or mouth. When you cough or sneeze cover your mouth with your elbow or your upper arm instead of your hand.
Visiting Nurses of the lower Valley has Flu Shot Clinics throughout the shoreline, check the listing below for the location that fits your schedule or stop by our office:
Oct. 5 10am- 12n Essex Court – Main St. Centerbrook
Oct. 5 2-4pm Essex Library – 33 West Ave., Essex
Oct. 6 10a-12n Essex Savings Bank – 35 Plains Rd., Essex
Oct. 7 2-4 pm Madison Congregational Church – 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison
Oct. 11 2-4pm St Lawrence Church – 7 Hemlock Dr., Killingworth
Oct. 12 1 -3 pm East Haddam Senior Center – 15 Great Hillwood Rd., Moodus
Oct. 13 4– 6pm Deep River Congregational Church – 1 Church St., Deep River
Oct. 16 11:30a- 12:30pm Shoreline Unitarian Universalist – 297 Boston Post Rd, Madison
Oct. 19 10 – 12 Kirtland Commons – 60 Main St., Deep River
Oct. 19 4-6pm Essex Congregational Church – 6 Methodist Hill Rd., Essex
Oct. 20 4-6pm United Church of Chester – 59 W. Main St., Chester
Oct 26 12:30-2:30pm Deep River Library – 150 Main St., Deep River
Oct. 27 4-6pm St John’s Episcopal Church 400 Main St., Niantic
Nov. 7 11 – 1:30pm Estuary – 220 Main St., Old Saybrook
Nov. 16 4-6pm Essex Congregational Church – 6 Methodist Hill Rd., Essex
Can’t make it to a clinic, stop by the office anytime!
Monday thru Friday, 8am – 4pm!
Cost: $40, Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, ConnectiCare & Aetna accepted
Please bring your card
Ages 16 and up only