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Darien Health Department Offers Flu Shots At Health And Wellness Fair

The Darien Health Department will hosts their annual health fair from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mather Senior Center. Flu shots are just one of the many events scheduled.
The Darien Health Department will hosts their annual health fair from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mather Senior Center. Flu shots are just one of the many events scheduled. Photo Credit: Courtesy Flickr User GeorgieD

DARIEN, Conn. -- It is that time of year again, time to get your flu shot and learn a little about your health while you are at it.

Residents of Darien will be able to do just that during the annual Health Fair from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mather Senior Center, adjacent to Darien Town Hall on Renshaw Road.

Sponsored by the Darien Health Department, attendees will be able to receive their annual flu shots, have their blood pressure taken and their body mass index and oxygen levels checked.

In addition, they will be able to learn about hands-only CPR and fall prevention have their posture assessed; learn about physical therapy, and receive tips on bicycle, car seat and fire safety.

Other topics and events will include carbon monoxide dangers and preparing for disasters or emergencies; learn about healthy foods, diabetes, food allergies and nutritional counseling; information about Lyme disease, radon and lice; find out whether you know how to wash your hands; discuss methods of stress reduction, fitness and understanding heart health; and learn about domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse counseling opportunities for adults and children.

Darien Health Department nurses will be on hand to administer flu vaccine for those 3 years of age and older. All vaccine, regular and high dose (for people 65 and older) is preservative-free. For this event only, the cost for the vaccine is $15, cash or check only. There will be no credit card or Medicare payments accepted. Special arrangements have been made to provide vaccines for Board of Education employees.

Visit www.darienhealth.com for more information.

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