The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services would like to encourage residents to participate in upcoming flu vaccination clinics.
The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services has scheduled several vaccination clinics to take place over the coming weeks.
The first clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street. This clinic will exclusively administer high-dose flu vaccines, recommended for individuals aged 65 and older. To register, please visit here.
In addition to the high-dose flu vaccine clinic, the following clinics will be available for residents aged six months and older:
- Wednesday, October 04, 2023 from 04:30 p.m. to 06:30 p.m. at the Baker School, 205 Beverly Road.
- Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 04:30 p.m. to 06:30 p.m. at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School, 205 Beverly Road.
- Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Brookline High School Schluntz Gymnasium, 115 Greenough Street.
Details for registration will be posted shortly. To register for the clinics listed above, please visit here.
Residents are required to bring insurance cards, Medicare cards, and a form of identification to the clinics. It is also recommended that attendees wear short-sleeved or loose-fitting attire for convenience.
“Ensure you and your children receive their flu vaccinations to protect yourself and others as fall and winter push activities indoors,” said Public Health Director Sigalle Reiss. “Vaccination is consistently the best defense against the flu. We encourage all members of our community to take advantage of our free clinics.”
The Brookline Department of Public Health offers the following suggestions to help residents maintain good health during the fall and winter seasons:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Enhance ventilation in indoor spaces by opening windows where possible.
- Stay home and isolate from others if you feel unwell or experience symptoms of the flu or CoViD-19.
- If symptomatic, take a CoViD-19 test or consult your primary care physician for flu testing.
- Prioritize vaccination against both the flu and CoViD-19. All individuals aged 6 and above should receive an updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna CoViD-19 vaccine, regardless of previous vaccinations.
- When indoors around others, wear a high-quality mask. Masking remains an effective measure in curbing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the flu and CoViD-19, especially for individuals at higher risk of severe illness and those in close contact with high-risk individuals. For further details regarding the upcoming flu clinics, click here.
For information regarding CoViD-19 vaccine clinics, please visit here.