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Get Vaccinated!

Flu comes to Boston every year, usually between October through the end of March. To protect yourself and your loved ones, everyone six months and older should receive a flu vaccine every year.

Did you know…?

There are a variety of flu virus vaccination options available, most of which are completely covered by health insurance:    
  • ​Primary Care Provider: Most health insurance plans cover the cost of a flu vaccine from your primary care provider and require no co-pay. 
  • ​​Pharmacies: Many pharmacies offer the flu vaccine at no cost to the patient.  Due to COVID-19 public health emergency, many pharmacists in Massachusetts are now able to vaccinate those who are 3 years old and older. For pharmacies, we recommend that individuals call ahead to confirm availability and any required documentation.

If you do not have health insurance, or if co-pays are a barrier, we encourage you to call the Mayor’s Health Line​ at (617) 534-5050 or toll-free at (800) 847-0710. BPHC, through the Mayor’s Health Line, will be offering vouchers for free flu vaccines to uninsured or underinsured adults, which may be redeemed at any Walgreens pharmacy.

If you have questions about the flu or flu vaccines, call the Infectious Disease Bureau at 617-534-5611. Calls are free and confidential.
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