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Flu Season Hits Ridgefield—Shots Still Available

Walgreen's on Danbury Road has flu shots on a walk-in basis and the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association is taking appointments for a clinic on Friday.

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. 



RVNA January 17, 2013 at 04:20 PM
FLU CLINIC UPDATE: RVNA is having a walk-in flu clinic today from 3-5pm at our office at 90 East Ridge and are now taking appointments for a flu clinic on Wednesday, January 23rd from noon-6pm for ages 2 and up. Call 203-438-5555 Ext. 3 ASAP since appointments fill up fast. Thank you!
Lisa Buchman (Editor) January 17, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Thanks for the update!

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