EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– This flu season has proven to be especially tough, and there’s been concern this year’s flu shot hasn’t been as effective.
Wednesday there was a free flu shot clinic in East Haven at the local library, where a new type of flu shot called Flublok was being offered. It was developed by a Connecticut-based company and is different from the traditional flu shot.
“Protein Sciences has worked 17 years on Flublok,” said . “Flublok is the only vaccine made without growing influenza viruses.”
The Flublok vaccine is also made without eggs, preservatives, antibiotics, and latex.
If you’re interested in getting a free Flublok shot, Protein Sciences is working with Hunter Ambulance to bring the flu shot to you. For more information, click here.