Last year in Vermont, 44 percent of adults age 50-64 and 73 percent of adults 65+ got vaccinated for influenza. Just over of 70 percent of adults 65+ received the pneumococcal vaccine last year.
"Vaccination will help more Vermonters stay healthy this fall and winter, so that we can keep active and engaged - at home and at work," said Greg Marchildon, AARP Vermont state director. "While it may take some time to get the vaccines here in Vermont, residents can stay informed on when and where the clinics will be held."
To find out where to go in Addison, Rutland and Chittenden counties, go to www.healthvermont.gov/prevent/flu or call 211 for information. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are free for anyone in Medicare and are available now at doctor's offices, pharmacies, and health departments in our area. For more information, speak with your healthcare provider or visit www.aarp.org/flu or www.nfid.org.