Rep. Ziobron Encourages Residents to Consider Seasonal Flu Vaccination

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East Haddam – Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) is encouraging all residents to consider getting vaccinated for the seasonal flu. Local Pharmacist Jack Herman owner of the Nathan Hale Pharmacy in East Haddam invited Representative Ziobron to get vaccinated for the seasonal flu.

“I have never had a flu shot before, after getting the flu last year, I decided to take Jack up on his offer,” said Representative Ziobron. “I know that there is a lot of apprehension from getting the flu shot and certainly understand why someone might not choose to do so. It’s a personal choice. But if you have questions, I hope you’ll visit Jack or another health professional.” Nathan Hale Pharmacy has already delivered over 600 flu shots already this year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention influenza vaccines are encouraged for all those over 6 months old and recommended for those over the age of 65, children younger than 2 years old and people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and lung disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also designated December 3rd through 9th as ‘National Influenza Vaccination Week’. For more information about the seasonal flu and vaccination please visit the Connecticut Health Department website: www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3115&q=500340.