For seasonal influenza, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people 6 months of age and older get vaccinated. For resources, please reference below:
Massachusetts Community Health Centers often host flu clinics, to find a health center near you click on "Find a Health Center" above under the For Patients tab. To find a flu shot, visit https://vaccinefinder.org/.
For Boston residents: If you do not have health insurance, or if co-pays are a barrier, we encourage you to call the city of Boston's Mayor’s Health Line at (617) 534-5050 or toll-free at (800) 847-0710. Boston Public Health Commission, through the Mayor’s Health Line, will be offering vouchers for free flu vaccines to uninsured or underinsured adults, which may be redeemed at certain pharmacies.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) posts information for the public about the flu online at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.
Harvard Health Publishing-Flu Vaccine Fact Sheet:
To download the full fact sheet in English or Spanish, click on the images above.
Updated Nov. 2020