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 Mayorâ€™s Health Lineâ€‹ at (617) 534-5050 or toll-free at (800) 847-0710. Boston Public Health Commission, through the Mayorâ€™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.
- MDPH. To help reduce the impact of flu on the health care system, the Department of Public Health developed “Flu: What You Can Do? Caring for People at Home” to help you care for yourself and your family without having to visit your health care provider:
- What the difference is between a cold and the flu
- How to keep from getting the flu
- How to care for someone who has the flu
- When a person should call the doctor, or seek immediate assistance through 911
Flu: What You Can Do is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian, Khmer, and Chinese. Handwashing materials are also available in multiple languages. Visit www.mass.gov/dph/flu to download.
- 'What You Need To Know' Wallet Card
CDC 'Cover Your Cough' Flyers:
- Chinese (中文)
- French (FranÃ§ais)
- Portuguese (PortuguÃªs)
- Spanish (Español)
- Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)