Darien Health Department announces the 2011 flu vaccine program. A vaccine is $30, preservative free and available to anyone older than 3 years old.

This is a new vaccine specifically intended for those older than 65 years old which provides a higher dose of antigen to give older people a better immune response and better protection against the flu.

Seniors have the right to choose whether they wish the standard vaccine or the high dose version.

Clinic schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Darien Town Hall;

Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Darien Senior Center;

And Tuesdays by appointment.

The health department accepts Medicare Part B, check or cash only. Call 203-656-7320.

Visit the online scheduler at http://darienhealth.info.

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