Health department: It's not too late to get a flu shot

The Trumbull Health Department wants to remind residents it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season starts in October and last until May, with peak months December to February.  

With increased cases of flu during these months it’s important to be vaccinated and be protected  from the flu.  

Trumbull Health Department will be offering Quadrivalent Flu shots on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Tuesdays. Monday hours are 3 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Flu shots are covered by Anthem, Connecticare, Aetna, Cigna. Please bring an insurance cards and a valid driver license/State ID.   

Standard seasonal flu shots cost $30 per person. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian to receive vaccine.

The health department says there a few simple steps to residents need to take to prevent the flu.

“Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, stay home if you feel sick and get your flu shot from the Trumbull Health Department,” a release said.

For more information, contact the Trumbull Health Department at 203-452-1030.