The Health Department recommends that every citizen 6 months and older gets vaccinated with a shot this season.
Young children between 6 months and 5 years old are considered to be at high risk for the flu and should get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Others who are at high risk for flu complications include:
People 65 years and older
People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease
Flu shots are available at the New Haven Health Department at 52 Meadow Street from 9a - 4:30pm. Most insurances are accepted and there is a sliding fee scale for cash payers.