DPH announces flu vaccine clinics heading into December

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health is working to provide the flu vaccine to residents across Connecticut.

On Thursday, DPH said it was teaming up with local health departments at several locations on Dec. 1st and Dec. 8th.

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“While we do not yet know how severe this flu season will be, last year’s was the worst flu season in many, many years. Last season, we had over 14,000 people test positive for flu, more than 3,800 individuals hospitalized due to flu, and more than 180 deaths associated with the flu,” said DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino. “The best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated. I strongly encourage all residents to get a flu shot, if they haven’t already – now is the perfect time.”

According to the department, as of Nov. 24th, 151 people in Connecticut tested positive for the flu, and one person has died from it.

For a full schedule and locations of the clinics, click here.

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