Flu Clinic Update

DATE: November 30, 2004

CONTACT: Communication Office

BURLINGTON, VT — The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday released the following updated list of flu vaccine clinics. These clinics are for high-risk adults -- adults who have one or more chronic medical condition that requires frequent or ongoing medical management; for the frail elderly with no chronic medical condition; for anyone age 75 years or older; and for pregnant women.

In Bennington County

Call 802-362-1200 for more information about the Dorset and Rupert clinics listed above. Suggested cost for Dorset and Rupert clinics is $12. Medicare Part B will pay for the complete cost, so bring your Medicare card with you.

In Caledonia County

In Chittenden County

In Essex County

In Franklin County

Cost is $10; bring Medicare and/or Mediciad card. Call 527-7531 for an appointment.

In Orange County

In Orleans County

Call 802-334-5213 for times of the Barton and Westfield clinics.

In Rutland County

For the above three clinics, individuals who have Medicare Part B need only bring their card. For all others, the cost of the flu immunization is $10. For more information, please call the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice at 775-0568 or call their Flu Hotline at 770-1574.

In Washington County

In Windham County

Call 802-886-2500 for more information about the clinics listed above.

In Windsor County

Call 802-886-2500 for more information about the White River and Windsor clinics.

Additional clinics will be advertised on the Vermont Department of Health website ( www.HealthyVermonters.info ) as they are set up. Keep an eye on your local paper or call the Vermont Department of Health Flu Vaccine Information Line at 1-800-695-0022 for more information.