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Cambridge Flu Clinics Begin on Oct. 17

Adults and kids can receive free flu shots

October 5, 2018

The flu (short for "influenza") can be a serious illness. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza is to get a flu shot every year. A flu shot is recommended for all adults and children age 6 months and older.
The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free flu vaccine to people who live or work in Cambridge at three flu clinics in early fall, and then by appointment at the health department starting Nov. 19.

Children as young as 6 months can receive flu vaccine at the “all ages” flu clinics on Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.

While there is no charge to the public for flu shots, people with health insurance are encouraged to bring their cards with them to the clinics.

At this time, the health department does not expect that nasal spray flu vaccine (trade name FluMist) for children will be available at the flu clinics. For the most current updates on nasal spray availability at the flu clinics, visit www.cambridgepublichealth.org.
The health department is unable to offer high-dose flu vaccine for older adults. High-dose vaccine is available at most Cambridge pharmacies.
For more information, call the Cambridge Public Health Department’s recorded flu information line, 617-665-3855, or visit www.cambridgepublichealth.org.

Adults (age 18 or older)

Citywide Senior Center

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
806 Massachusetts Ave. (Central Square)

All Ages 

Adults and children (6 months or older) will be seen at these clinics.

Kennedy−Longfellow School

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
158 Spring St. (East Cambridge)
Clinic will be held in the school cafeteria.

Peabody School

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
70 Rindge Ave. (North Cambridge)
Clinic will be held in the school gym.

By Appointment

Starting Nov. 19, the Cambridge Public Health Department will offer flu shots by appointment:
  • Mondays: 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
To make an appointment, call 617-665-3826. The health department is located at 119 Windsor Street, lower level.

The Cambridge Public Health Department would like to remind residents that many doctors’ offices and local pharmacies are also offering flu vaccine this fall.
Posted on October 4, 2018

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer

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