Both the city of Newton and the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce will be offering free flu shots on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Did you get your flu shot yet? The Newton Dept. of Health and Human Services will be offering a free flu clinic at the Newton Free Library on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The clinic will run from 4:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. The clinic is open to anyone age 6 months and older, regardless of residency or insurance status. Both nasal spray vaccines and injections will be available, according to the city's website. The community flu clinic form can be downloaded in advance from the Health & Human Service website. Screening forms, which are required for the nasal spray, are also available for download. People attending the clinic should bring insurance cards, if they have one. For more information on the library clinic, call 617-796-1426. In addition to the …
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- John Ness
Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in some parts of the country: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Boston than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now; it was considered moderate at this time last year, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Newton that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season …