Cambridge Public Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots. Hours Extended.
The U.S. is experiencing an early flu season, with widespread flu activity in Massachusetts and many other states. Nearly 90% of the confirmed flu cases in Massachusetts this season have been influenza A, which typically causes more severe illness than other types of flu.
Getting an annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family. It’s not too late to get vaccinated—flu season in New England continues into March.
Cambridge Public Health Department, 119 Windsor St., is offering free flu shots by appointment to adults and children (age 6 months and older) on:
Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call the health department at 617-665-3826. 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. Vaccine will be offered as long as supplies last. At this time, FluMist is not available for children.
Flu vaccine is also available through pharmacies (for adults age 18 and older) and doctors’ offices. Flu shots are covered by most Massachusetts health insurance plans.
For more local flu information and prevention tips, visit: www.cambridgepublichealth.org/services/diseases-conditions/flu
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