The state Department of Public Health has asked local health departments to hold flu shot clinics to slow the spread of the illness. The Greater Danbury Public Health Departments and District will host clinics on Saturday from 9am to noon.
The Bethel VNA Office on Stony Hill Road will administer free/low-cost influenza vaccines to children 6 months to 18 years old and to adults. Vaccines administered to children 18 years and younger will be free, provided by the Connecticut Vaccine Program.
As of January 27th, over 2,996 Connecticut residents have tested positive for the flu this season, and 1,154 have been hospitalized with the illness. There have also been 52 flu-related deaths so far this season.