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Preventing the Flu

A flu vaccine not only protects you from getting the flu, it can also reduce your risk from flu complications. A flu vaccine makes it less likely you will get the flu. It may not prevent the flu completely, but even if you do get the flu, you will probably get less sick. 

Also, this year, it is important to get a flu vaccine because of COVID-19. The flu vaccine does NOT protect you from COVID-19. But, the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are very similar. Getting a flu vaccine will decrease the number of people who have flu-like symptoms and need for COVID-19 testing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine. There are different types of flu vaccines. Some flu vaccines are meant for over those who are 65 years and older. If you are 65 or older, you should get these vaccines, when available.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires the flu vaccine for all students 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, and K-12 schools, as well as students under 30 attending post-secondary institutions, with limited exceptions.

Brigham Flu Vaccine Clinics

Don't delay in getting the flu vaccine—it’s been shown to reduce the risk of flu illnesses, the severity of symptoms, and the need to receive care in a hospital. Brigham and Women's Hospital offers several convenient options to schedule and receive your flu vaccine. The health and safety of our patients, your loved ones and our staff is our top priority. Our flu clinics will be located in environments that uphold our Safe Care Commitment.

Schedule your appointment today at the location of your choice. We will be offering the following Flu Vaccine Clinics for patients age 11 and older:

Date​

Hours of operation

Location​

Saturday 10/16​

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.​

850 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill 1st floor​

Saturday 10/16​

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

541 Main Street Weymouth Suite 210​

Thursday 10/21​

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.​

850 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill 1st floor​

Thursday 10/21​

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.​

541 Main Street Weymouth Suite 210​

Saturday 10/23​

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

22 Patriot Place Foxboro 4th floor​

Saturday 10/30​

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.​

100 Brigham Way Westwood 1st floor​

Tuesday 11/9​

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.​

100 Brigham Way Westwood 1st floor​

Thursday 11/18​

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

850 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill 1st floor​

Scheduling Your Appointment

Follow these four easy steps to make your appointment:

  1. Log into your Patient Gateway account
  2. Under the "Visits" menu select "Request or Schedule an Appointment" at the top of the screen
  3. Select "Flu Shot" on the right-hand side of your screen
  4. Choose your desired location and time

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