FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham’s health department is hosting a flu clinic on Saturday, September 22.
The clinic is at Mccarthy Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No insurance is needed. If you do have insurance, please bring your card.
A high-dose flu vaccine is available to anyone 65 years and up.
Regular flu vaccine is for all ages 6 months and up (preservative free pediatric doses).
FluMist is available for healthy people aged 2 years – 49 years.
All flu clinic vaccine is quadrivalent (protects against 4 different flu strains) except the Hi-Dose which is a trivalent (protects against 3 strains).
The Center for Disease control recommends that everyone ages 6 months and up get a yearly flu vaccination.
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 illness.
People at high risk of serious complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart or lung disease and people over age 65.
Vaccination is also important for health care workers and other people who care for high risk individuals to keep the virus from spreading.
Children under 6 months are too young to be vaccinated but people who care for them should be.
Graphic courtesy of City of Framingham