In preparation for flu season in Boston, typically October through March, everyone six months and older should receive a flu vaccine every year. Flu vaccines may be available through your health care provider, a pharmacy, or at a public flu clinic.
to find a pharmacy in your neighborhood that offers flu vaccine (pharmacists in Massachusetts can only vaccinate those who are 18 years old and older). Please call ahead to confirm availability.
If you need help with insurance or finding a health care provider, or if you have questions about flu clinics, call the
Mayor’s Health Line
at 617-534-5050 or toll-free at 800-847-0710.
If you have questions about the flu or flu vaccines, call the Infectious Disease Bureau at 617-534-5611. Calls are free and confidential.