Flu Shot Clinics

Health Department Offers Multiple Options for 2023 Flu Vaccinations 

Flu season is here and the Trumbull Health Department (THD) reminds residents that flu vaccinations are extremely important this year. 

Day & Evening Walk-In Hours: (Trumbull Health Department- 335 White Plains Road)

  • September 25th                               9:30am – 11:30pm  /  1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • October 3rd                             6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • October 4th                            9:30am – 11:30pm  
  • October 6th                            1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • October 11th                          9:30am – 11:30am
  • October 12th                          6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • October 13th                          1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • October 18th                          6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • October 20th                                      1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • October 23th                          9:30am – 11:30am
  • October 25th                          9:30am – 11:30am
  • October 27th                          1:30pm – 3:30pm 

Senior Flu Clinic Days & Hours: (Senior Center- 23 Priscilla Place)

  • September 26th                               10:00am – 12:00pm
  • October 16th                          11:00am – 1:00pm
  • October 26th 9:00am-11:00am  
  • No appointment necessary.
  • To reduce wait time, please download and complete consent forms on our website.
  • Ages 5 and older for standard quad flu vaccine / 65 years of age and older for high dose vaccine
  • Most major insurances accepted.
  • For those without insurance (cash or check accepted):         
    • standard dose: $40 / high dose: $85                                         
  • Arrive with your license & insurance card(s).
  •  Short sleeves shirt recommended.
  • Clinic days/times are subject to change.  
  • Vaccines will be offered while supplies last.
Flu Shot Clinic (JPG)

To reduce your wait time, download the flu vaccination consent form below.   Complete the consent form in advance and bring a copy to the vaccination clinic. We will have forms available onsite at all vaccination clinics for your convenience as well.  Please wear short sleeves. 

The Trumbull Health Department accepts most major insurances.  For those without the above insurance the standard seasonal flu vaccine cost is $40.00 (cash or check accepted).  For those 65 years of age and older we have the High Dose flu vaccine (while supplies last).  The cost is $85.00.  Residents attending one of the health department clinics should bring their insurance card and driver’s license/ID to the vaccination clinic. 

For more information or for assistance in scheduling an appointment, contact the Health Department at 203-452-1030.  Clinic days/times and locations are subject to change.   Visit www.trumbull-ct.gov for the updated flu clinic schedule.

Flu Clinic Documents

What is Influenza (also called Flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Signs and Symptoms of Flu

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

How Flu Spreads

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.

Period of Contagiousness

You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for an even longer time.

Onset of Symptoms

The time from when a person is exposed to flu virus to when symptoms begin is about 1 to 4 days, with an average of about 2 days.

Complications of Flu

Complications of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes.

People at High Risk from Flu

Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children.

Preventing Flu

The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

Diagnosing Flu

It is very difficult to distinguish the flu from other viral or bacterial causes of respiratory illnesses on the basis of symptoms alone. There are tests available to diagnose flu. For more information, see Diagnosing Flu.


There are influenza antiviral drugs that can be used to treat flu illness.

For more information, see “Seasonal Influenza, More Information.”