Flu Clinics

For more information on how to get vaccinated, contact the Public Health Nurse at 978-692-5509

Insurance Form: Please download the Adult and/or Child sheet on the right, fill in and bring to the flu clinic.

Homebound Individuals


Homebound individuals, who require a home visit, should contact the Health Department at 978-692-5509 to schedule an appointment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the high-dose flu vaccine called Fluzone for seniors 65 years and older. This year's vaccine is Fluzone High-Dose is formulated to contain the following recommended for the 2019-20 influenza trivalent vaccines used in the United States contain:
  • A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus (Updated)
  • A/Kansas/14/2017 (H3N2)-like virus (updated)
  • B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus
Quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommend to contain:
  • the three recommended viruses above, plus B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus.

Regular Flu Clinics


Regularly scheduled flu clinics have ended. For information on how to get vaccinated, please contact the Public Health Nurse at 978-692-5509

    These vaccines will not prevent illness caused by other viruses. It takes up to 2 weeks or more for protection to develop after the vaccine. Protection lasts about a year. Anyone with an allergy to egg cannot receive this vaccine at one of our public clinics.

    Annual influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Everyone, regardless of prior vaccination, will need to be revaccinated to be protected this year.

    People at Increased Risk for Influenza-Related Complications


    • All children 6 months through 4 years of age
    • All persons> 50 years of age
    • People 6 months - 18 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
    • Women who will be pregnant during influenza season and postpartum women
    • People> 6 months of age who have:
      • Cardiovascular (except hyper-tension) disorders
      • Chronic pulmonary (including asthma)
      • Hematologic disorders
      • Hepatic disorders
      • Metabolic disorders, including diabetes
      • Neurological disorders
      • Renal disorders
    • Immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or HIV);
    • Any condition (e.g., cognitive dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other neuromuscular disorders) that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk of aspiration
    • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities
    • American Indians/Alaska Natives
    • People who are morbidly obese (BMI > 40)