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
- Pregnant women
- 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.