In some Connecticut towns, the high demand for flu shots has left pharmacy shelves bare—the CVS in downtown New Canaan ran out earlier this week.
But pharmacies in Danbury are stocked up on vaccines, and will be administering shots to proactive residents today.
The Walgreens on Main Street currently has shots available, and is expecting another shipment late Wednesday. Pharmacists at the store said residents can stop in between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to receive their vaccinations.
The Walgreens at 101 Federal Road in Danbury has reserves, too—and pharmacists said the store has yet to sell out. Shots are administered at the location all day.
Officials in New York have declared a health emergency as a result of the flu's spread, but Connecticut politicos have yet to follow suit. About 36,000 people die in the United States as a result of the flu, according to officials.