FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Health Department is hosting its annual free family flu clinic next month.
The clinic will be held at McCarthy Elementary School on Flagg Drive on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have health insurance, please plan on bringing your health insurance card with you.
But, no insurance is necessary! No one will be denied a flu shot due to a lack of insurance, said the Town of Framingham in a press release.
The clinic is recommended for all ages 6 months and older.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months of age and up get a yearly flu vaccine.
Flu season typically starts in October and can last through May.
Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older.
Vaccination also is important for health care workers, and other people who live with or care for high risk people to keep from spreading flu to high risk people.
Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated.
People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
For more information contact the Framingham Health Department at (508) 532-5470.