People who have not yet received a flu vaccination can still get one. Public health officials say the supply is adequate and the vaccine is available at doctor’s offices, clinics, and pharmacies.
The federal government recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive a flu vaccination. Those between 6 months and 2 years, pregnant women, and people age 50 and over should get a shot that contains an inactive form of the virus. Older children and younger adults can get either the shot or nasal spray, which contains a live, weakened form of the virus. The nasal spray appears to work best in children 2 to 8 years old.
The Boston Public Health Commission is working with community health centers to offer free vaccination clinics this weekend at the following sites. For more information, go to the commission’s website at www.bphc.org.
8:30 a.m.-noon North End Waterfront Health, 332 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113.
9 a.m.-noon Dorchester House, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122.
9 a.m.-noon Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center (Allston), 287 Western Avenue Allston.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. South Boston Community Health Center,409 West Broadway, Boston.
9 :30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fenway Health,1340 Boylston Street, Boston.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 151 Orleans Street, Boston
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont Street Roxbury Crossing
Noon-4 p.m. Codman Square Health Center,637 Washington Street.