As flu season approaches, the Brookline Department of Public Health reminds residents that everyone should receive the flu vaccine yearly.
“It is especially important, as we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, to stay healthy,” Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett said. “In addition to the clinics the Town is offering, we urge Brookline residents to contact their primary care providers to receive the flu vaccine or visit a number of local businesses that also offer flu shots, several which may have the high-dose vaccine.”
The Brookline Department of Public Health will run three seasonal flu clinics this fall, both drive-thru and walk-in, all outdoors. The clinics will operate from 10:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m., by appointment only with advance registration. The high-dose influenza vaccine will NOT be available at any Brookline Health Department flu clinics; limited Flu Mist will be available.
Flu clinics are open to all Brookline residents: adults, seniors, and children 6 months and older. Individuals without health insurance are welcome; there will be no charge.
Dates and locations for the Brookline Department of Public Health clinics are:
- Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Larz Anderson Park, 25 Newton St. This clinic will be drive-through only. Registration can be completed here.
- Saturday, November 07, 2020, at Pierce Elementary School, 50 School St. This clinic will be both drive-through and walk up. Drive-through should enter from Washington Street by the Public Library of Brookline. Residents should be aware that there is a vehicle height restriction of 6’10” at the school. Walk-ins should enters at Harvard Street, across from Brookline Spa. Registration can be completed here.
- Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Pierce Elementary School, 50 School Street. This clinic will be both drive-through and walk up. Drive-through should enter from Washington Street by the Public Library of Brookline. Residents should be aware that there is a vehicle height restriction of 6’10” at the school. Walk-in should enter at Harvard Street, across from Brookline Spa. Registration can be completed here.
Those who do not have access to a computer may call the Health Department at 617-730-2641 during normal business hours to set up an appointment. For those who register online, they will receive confirmation within three days.
Residents are asked to bring all insurance and Medicare cards, and a form of ID with them to the clinic. Residents should also wear a short-sleeved or loose fitting shirt. Face masks will be required.
The Brookline Flu Clinics are co-sponsored by the Public Schools of Brookline and the Brookline Office of Emergency Management. For further information, please contact the Health Department by phone 617-730-2641 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.