Hopkinton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic

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The Hopkinton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic through Century Health Systems will take place on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center which is located at 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA. This will be the only clinic the Board of Health holds this season. The Clinic is for Hopkinton Residents 19 years of age or older.

A limited amount of vaccine is available so please pre-register for the clinic and indicate either the a.m or p.m. session that you will be attending. You may obtain the Influenza Questionnaire and Consent Form by contacting the Board of Health at (508) 497-9725. The clinic will utilize the inactive influenza vaccine, or the flu shot which is injected into the muscle. The Board of Health does not have the “high dose” inactive influenza vaccine which is available for people 65 years of age or older or the intradermal vaccine. Individuals who want the “high dose” or intradermal vaccine should contact their primary care physician.

Influenza can occur at any time but most often occurs from November through May. In recent seasons, most infections have occurred in January and February. Adults and older children need one dose of influenza vaccine each year.

Should you become ill with the flu please be considerate of others. Stay home if you have a fever, cough or sore throat. Clean your hands often during the day, especially after coughing or sneezing. Always cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve and discard used tissue in a waste basket.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please call the Board of Health Office if you have any questions.