Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna released the 2021 Perinton Flu Shot Clinic schedule in collaboration with program partner Wellness Programs with Value (WPV). The Flu Clinic will be located at the Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450.
“Staying up-to-date on vaccinations is one of the most important steps anyone can take to protect their health and the health of their family,” said Hanna. “I hope our residents, especially those at high risk, will take advantage of the Perinton Flu Clinic and be well-prepared for the upcoming flu season. Thank you to our partner, Wellness Programs with Value, for administering this vital service to our residents.”
The Perinton Flu Clinic is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. Those seeking a shot must be 18 or older and need to bring photo ID and proof of insurance. Several vaccine options will be available, including a High Dose Senior Vaccine for those over 65. FluBlock, a preservative-free, egg-free, quadrivalent dose with higher antigen levels will be available to those 18 and older, however, it has proven to be most effective for those 50-64 years old. Fluzone will also be offered, which is a regular quadrivalent dose available to anyone 18 and older. Wellness Programs with Value will administer free immunizations to those insured and charge $35 for those without insurance.
“The best way to avoid contracting the flu is by preventing it through vaccination annually,” said WPV President Betsy J Strom BS, BSN, RN. “WPV is delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with The Town of Perinton in having our expert nurses provide flu vaccinations to the community in a convenient and comfortable environment.”
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak influenza activity usually occurs from December through March, and seasonal influenza is associated with large numbers of hospitalizations. The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine with rare exceptions for the 2021-2022 season. New this year, all flu vaccines will be quadrivalent. For more information visit, www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2021-2022.htm.
The Perinton Flu Shot Clinic is the result of a public-private partnership between the Town of Perinton and Wellness Programs with Value (WPV). WPV provides end-to-end corporate health, wellness, safety & disease prevention services through a variety of services including: biometric screenings, health coaching, education, organizational assessments, flu immunization clinics & drug & background screenings. For more information, visit www.wpvinc.com/.