The Stratford Health Department is sponsoring a flu clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at the EMS Training Room, 2712 Main St., Stratford. The flu clinic, which will be superhero-themed, is open to children, adults, and seniors.

“The flu virus differs each year,” said Bernice Bova, Public Health Nursing Supervisor, in a news release adding “getting your annual flu vaccine is the most important way to lower your risk of getting sick and spreading it to your friends and family.”

No appointments are necessary for the clinic. All vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis. The Stratford Health Department offers the standard flu vaccine for ages 6 months and over, as well as the high dose vaccine for individuals over 65 years of age. Parents or guardians must accompany their children.

Insurances accepted for flu vaccines include Medicare Part B, Anthem BC/BS, Connecticare, Cigna and Aetna. United Healthcare and Oxford are not accepted. All others will be charged a $35 fee for the standard flu vaccine and $65 fee for the high dose vaccine, payable by cash or check. The pneumonia vaccine will also be available and cost $190 if not covered by insurance.

Getting a flu shot is the safest way to prevent possible flu-related complications. For more information call the Stratford Health Department at 203-385-4058.