All About the Flu

| Posted On Sep 19, 2012 | By:

Unlike the common cold or other minor ailments that people mistakenly call “the flu,” real influenza is a major illness that can have life-threatening complications, especially for people of certain ages or with specific high-risk conditions.

In this short video, Dr. Ben Kruskal, Chief of Infectious Disease at Harvard Vanguard, answers commonly-asked questions about the flu and the flu vaccine.

Harvard Vanguard practice sites are receiving shipments of their flu vaccine supply and will be scheduling appointments for seasonal flu vaccination as long as supply lasts. Our practice locations below offer flu vaccination for adults and children over the age of 6 months – some have walk-in clinics, but many require an appointment.

PLEASE NOTE:  it’s always a good idea to call a practice at the number below, which has been set up specifically for flu vaccine information, or go to our website by clicking here.  We update our website frequently with changes to walk-in clinic times or as availability of the vaccine changes.

Information on times and avilability as of September 19, 2012

Braintree (781) 849-2231

Adult Walk-in Clinics Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:30-6:00pm
Beginning Tues, October 16 thru Thurs, November 15
Pediatrics by appointment beginning Sat, October 20
Contact your doctor’s office to schedule.

Burlington (781) 221-2693

By appointment
Adult patients please call 781-221-2600
Pediatric patients please call 781-221-2800
OB patients please call 781-221-2940

Cambridge (617) 661-5132

By appointment.
Adult patients please call 617-661-5100
Pediatric patients please call 617-661-5575
OB patients please call 617-661-5585

Chelmsford (978) 250-6021

By appointment
Sunday, September 23 and October 14, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, September 29 and October 20, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Contact your doctor’s office to schedule.

Concord Hillside Medical Associates (978) 287-9430

Walk-in Flu Clinics
Wednesday, September 26 & October 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Harvard location
Saturday, September 29 & October 13, 8:30am – 12:00pm at the Concord location
Also by appointment in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the Concord, Harvard, and Sudbury locations.

Copley (617) 859-5057

By appointment
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm beginning November 1
Adult patients please call 617-859-5101
Pediatric patients please call 617-859-5470

Kenmore (617) 421-5924

Walk-in Flu Clinics
October 20, 10:00am – 2:00pm
November 4, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
And by appointment
Adult patients please call your doctor’s office
Pediatric patients please call 617-421-8888

Medford (781) 306-5088

Walk-in Clinics beginning w/o Sept 24 – Oct 19
No appointment necessary
Adults: Mon & Fri only, 8:00am – 12:00pm and 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Pediatrics: Fri only 9:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Peabody (978) 977-4080

By appointment
Adult patients please call 978-977-4210
Pediatric patients please call 978-977-4300
Lynnfield Medical Associates patients please call 978-532-2800

Post Office Square (617) 654-7058

By appointment only
Contact your doctor’s office to schedule – 617-654-7200

Quincy (617) 774-0540

Adult patients please call 617-774-0840 for appointments
October 10 – November 14 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Pediatric patients please call 617-774-0660 for appointments
September 11 through the end of the year on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am – 6:00pm and Fridays, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Somerville (617) 629-6155

By appointment.
Contact your doctor’s office to schedule.

Watertown (617) 972-5513

By appointment during the week of October 15
Adult patients please call 617-972-5230
Pediatric patients please call 617-972-5570

Wellesley (781) 431-5520

October 1 – October 31st by appointment
Please call 781-431-5520 to schedule

West Roxbury/PCIMA (617) 541-6317

Walk-in Flu Clinics for Pediatric and Adult patients
Saturday, October 13, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 9:00am – 1:00pm
And by appointment
Contact your doctor’s office to schedule

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  1. The dates for the West Roxbury flu shot clinic indicate that October 13 and 27 are Saturdays and they are not. Can you please let me know the correct dates for the West Roxbury flu shot clinic?

    Comment by Pat Byrne on October 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm
  2. Hi, Pat. The blog you are looking at ran two years ago. For information about the flu clinics for 2014-15, please use this link: Best, Cheryl

    Comment by Harvard Vanguard on October 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

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