GREENWICH, Conn. -- There are still several opportunities to get your flu immunization ahead of the winter season at several clinics hosted by Greenwich Hospital throughout the town.
The remaining clinics will be held the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Oct. 17, the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Oct. 24 and conclude at Greenwich Town Hall on Oct. 29.
On average, more than 226,000 people are hospitalized annually, which includes 20,000 children under the age of 5, according to a press release from the Department of Health. In addition, about 24,000 people die from complications of the flu yearly, according to the release.
"To ensure proper protection from the seasonal flu virus, which can begin to circulate early in the fall, the Department of Health has scheduled immunization clinics throughout the month of October," representatives said in the release.
Department clinics are offering vaccines for kids ages 9 and younger and the Fluzone High-Dose vaccine made for people over 65 will also be offered at clinics, according to the release.
During the influenza season, the public is encouraged to call the Department of Health flu information hotline for up-to-date information at 203-622-3774, or visit the department’s website .