Flu season has hit and local pharmacies are seeing an increase in customers asking for flu shots and medications to relieve symptoms.
"We are seeing a lot of people walking in asking for flu shots," said Lea Copeland, an employee of Walgreeen's on Danbury Road. She also said customers are stocking up on Airborne, Robitussin and Nyquil to relieve symptoms.
Flu shots are available on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Danbury Road store. No appointment is necessary. Copeland said the pharmacy should be stocked through Thursday.
The CVS on Main Street is currently out of shots but is expecting a new shipment on Thursday. Residents can call for availability 203-431-8888.
In addition the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association is holding flu clinics this month. There is a walk in clinic tomorrow Thursday from 3 to 5 pm for adults only, 18 and older. Friday's clinic is currently full but they're taking names for next week. For more information, call 203-438-5555 Ext 3.
Influenza activity in Connecticut has been categorized as "widespread," according to the CT Department of Health, with the percentage of emergency department visits for flu and fever symptoms increasing to a current high level of 10 percent statewide.