November 26, 2020

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Scheduled This Morning in Old Lyme

OLD LYME —11/19 UPDATE (in red below): Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) is hosting a Drive Thru to Beat the Flu clinic Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. The school is located at 53 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

All participants will be required to wear a mask, stay in their vehicle, and practice social distancing.  Participants are NOT required to be residents of Lyme or Old Lyme.

Regular flu shots or nasal sprays will be provided at no cost to individuals 19 years and older.

A quadrivalent flu shot (not the high dose for seniors) will be given to anyone 19 years and older.

Anyone aged 19 – 49, who is in good health and not pregnant, may have the flu mist nasal spray.

District residents that need the high dose vaccine should contact their pharmacy, medical provider, or the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Southeastern Connecticut.

It is recommended that people wear a tank top, short sleeve shirt or loose-fitting clothes for easy access to the upper arm if receiving the flu shot..

A flu consent form is required for each participant. Forms can be downloaded from www.llhd.org or obtained at the Drive-Thru. Any questions, call 860-448-4882.

This flu clinic is being offered by LLHD in partnership with Old Lyme Emergency Services Department, Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau, Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association and LLHD MRC.

Ledge Light Health District serves as the local health department for Lyme and Old Lyme, as well as East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, New London, North Stonington, Stonington and Waterford, Conn.

As a health district, formed under Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-241, LLHD is a special unit of government, allowing member municipalities to provide comprehensive public health services to residents in a more efficient manner by consolidating the services within one organization.

The Director of Health and staff of LLHD work to promote health and wellness among the more than 151,000 residents that the district serves. By enforcing the Connecticut Public Health Code, conducting health education programs, monitoring disease outbreaks and nurturing our environment, LLHD is focused on promoting healthy communities.

LLHD’s mission statement – to prevent disease, illness and injury; to protect and nurture our environment; and to promote improved health and prosperity for all residents – describes in more detail their slogan of “promoting healthy communities.”

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  1. Grace El-Fishawy says

    Can those not from Old Lyme attend?

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