Vaccine | Testing | General Information
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the Communicable Disease office is open on an appointment only basis. If you need assistance, please call (203) 576-7468.
People are more contagious before symptoms appear. The time from when a person is exposed to the flu virus and infected to the time symptoms develop averages about 2 days. At the first sign of the flu, go to your doctor. There are antiviral drugs (such as Tamiflu) that the doctor may prescribe to shorten the duration of the flu, if treated early.
Symptoms of the flu usually starts suddenly, they include:
•Fever • Aching muscles • Sore throat • Headaches • Feeling tired • Runny and stuffy nose • Cough
Anyone can get the flu, even healthy people. However, those most at risk for complication from the flu include people who are 65 years of age and older, young children, pregnant women, people with chronic illness.
High Risk Conditions:
• Diabetes • Asthma • HIV • Pregnancy • Age • Health Care Workers
For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html
Any adult resident without insurance can get a flu shot, by appointment ONLY, at the Communicable Disease Clinic, 752 East Main Street.
Residents with insurance can present their insurance care to any CVS or Walgreens pharmacy and get the flu vaccine for free.
Please call the Bridgeport Communicable Disease Clinic at 203-576-7468, if you have any questions.
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Jodi Fulton, RN
Director of Communicable Disease Clinic
752 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608