BETHEL – The Bethel Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is holding several flu clinics for area residents ages six months and up. Flu vaccines are free for children 4 and under and the shots are also free for children 18 and under who have Medicaid or Husky A/B, do not have health insurance, are American Indian or Alaskan Native, or are under-insured. Preservative-free flu vaccines, high-dose flu vaccines for ages 65 years and older, quadrivalent inactivated flu shots and traditional flu shots will be available.
Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, ConnectiCare, Healthy CT, Medicare Part B and Oxford, Medicare Advantage Plans with Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, ConnectiCare, and Wellcare will be billed directly and patients should bring their medical insurance card.
The flu clinics will be held on the following dates:
•Sept. 16 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethel Senior Center, 1 School Street, Bethel
•Sept. 19 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bethel Senior Center, 1 School Street, Bethel
•Sept. 24 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 24 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel
•Sept. 25 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 24 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel