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Schedule a Flu Shot at Starlight Square Oct. 28-29 or Drive Through Clinic at Danehy Park Nov. 14.

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The Cambridge Public Health Department is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate more residents than in previous years, with the goal of administering 10,000 flu shots this season.

“Getting a seasonal flu shot has never been more critical because we want residents to stay healthy this winter and we don’t want to overwhelm our hospitals with sick patients,” said Claude A. Jacob, Chief Public Health Officer and director of the Cambridge Public Health Department. “For the flu clinics, our  top priority is to ensure easy access to the vaccine, short wait times, and a safe environment.”

The health department’s flu vaccine campaign kicked off earlier this month with outreach to several groups at high risk for serious complications from the flu.  The department is also providing free flu shots to the homeless community, with six clinics scheduled at shelters and meals sites through mid-October. 

People who live or work in Cambridge can get a free flu shot at the health department’s public clinics. The first four clinics will be held indoors on Oct. 15, Oct. 21 (two clinics), and Oct. 22 at the King Open School, 850 Cambridge Street in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. Outdoor clinics will be held on Oct. 28–29 at Starlight Square (the parking lot at the corner of Norfolk St. and Bishop Allen Dr. in Central Square) and at Danehy Park/Fresh Pond Plaza on Nov. 14.

  • Due to COVID-19, flu shot appointments are required this year. No walk-ins will be allowed. To schedule an appointment online, go to https://cphd-flu-2020.as.me. If you have access to a printer, please print out the flu vaccine forms and fill them out beforehand.
  • The City’s Flu Clinic Call Center at 617-349-9788 is open for those who wish to make appointments by phone.
  • Children age 6 months and older can receive a flu shot at all flu clinics
  • Nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist®) will be available for people age 2–49, while supplies last. 
  • High-dose flu vaccine will be available for adults age 65 and older, while supplies last. 
  • 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 so that we may bill your insurance.
  • Cambridge Public Health Department will not be able to offer flu shots at its office this year, due to the pandemic. Residents are encouraged to go to one of the public flu clinics, a local pharmacy, or make an appointment with their health care provider.   
More information, safety precautions, updates, and additional flu clinic schedules are available at www.cambridgema.gov/flu


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