Americares Free Clinics

Americares and Walgreens Offer Flu Shots for the Uninsured

  • September 14, 2016
  • Americares Free Clinics

Stamford, Conn.Sept. 14, 2016 – Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering flu shots to help keep the uninsured healthy this winter. Flu shots will be available at no cost in October to eligible residents age 18 and over during walk-in clinics at the Americares Free Clinics in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Bridgeport. Immunizations will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis by a Walgreens pharmacist. Participants cannot have any health insurance, including Medicaid.

“The flu is miserable for everyone, but it can be even more of an issue for those who have to miss work as a result,” said Americares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “Together with Walgreens, we are helping more Connecticut residents and communities stay healthy this winter.”

Walgreens Pharmacist Angela Nikitas gives a flu shot at the Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic last September. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated by October. Seasonal influenza can lead to serious illness, hospitalization and even death. Young children, the elderly and adults with underlying medical conditions are most at risk. The CDC estimates influenza vaccination prevented approximately 1.9 million illnesses and 966,000 medical visits associated with influenza in the 2014-2015 flu season.

Flu clinic dates and times:

Stamford – Monday, October 10

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Neighbors Link

75 Selleck Street, Stamford

 

StamfordMonday, October 17

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Americares Free Clinic

401 Shippan Avenue, Stamford

 

Danbury – Tuesday, October 11 & Tuesday, October 18

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Boehringer Ingelheim Americares Free Clinic

76 West Street, Danbury

 

Bridgeport – Wednesday, October 12 & Wednesday, October 19

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Fred Weisman Americares Free Clinic

115 Highland Ave, Bridgeport

 

Norwalk – Wednesday, October 12 & Thursday, October 20

4 p.m. to 7 pm.

Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic

98 South Main Street, Norwalk