As colder weather approaches and we head into Fall and Winter, it's important to prepare for flu season, which usually peaks between December and February. Getting the flu vaccine in addition to other basic preventive measures can greatly reduce the risk of you and your family members coming down with the flu.
The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October if possible. However, it's never too late to be vaccinated, even into January or later. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, with few exceptions.
Residents can seek a flu vaccine from their doctor, other healthcare provider or local pharmacy. For a full listing of locations offering public flu vaccines near you, please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines.
Anyone who is eligible can get their flu shot at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose! However, individuals should make sure to stay on schedule for their COVID-19 dose schedule and only get both shots during the same visit if the timing lines up.
Flu season is here in Central Massachusetts. Be prepared.
Hear from local folks about why they chose to get the flu vaccine this year. The reasons are various, their voices are unique, some are long time flu vacciners and others are first-timers but these Worcester community members have one thing in common: they all received a flu vaccine this year!
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