Flu Vaccination Clinics
Sarah Cooke Hall, Heritage Village. Clinic is for Heritage Village residents only. Appointments not required. Vaccines offered: quadrivalent flu vaccine $30.00; Flumist vaccine $30.00; Flublok vaccine $65.00; and high-dose flu vaccine $65.00. The following health insurances are accepted: Medicare (Part B); UnitedHealthcare; Aetna; Cigna; Medicaid/HUSKY. ConnectiCare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are also accepted, with the exception of their Access Health CT / CT Exchange plans (the gold, silver, bronze plans). Insurance cards must be presented for each person receiving a vaccine. Persons with other health insurance or no health insurance must pay with cash, check, or credit card. The quadrivalent vaccine protects against 4 strains of flu virus. Flumist is the nasal spray vaccine and is available for healthy people ages 2-49 years. Flublok vaccine is for adults 18 years and older and is suitable for persons with egg allergies. High-dose flu vaccine is available for persons over 65 years old. Studies have shown that the high-dose vaccine is safe and more effective for seniors than the regular vaccine, however, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) does not express a preference for any flu vaccine indicated for people 65 and older.