SEASONAL FLU CLINIC SCHEDULED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2009 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
H1N1 CLINICS NOT YET SCHEDULED
A Message from the Wellesley Health Department
The Wellesley Health Department has scheduled a SEASONAL flu clinic for Wellesley residents by appointment only. The clinic will be held on November 4, 2009. Location and time will be disclosed after appointment has been made. Due to limited supply, vaccine will be administered to those at highest risk of complications from seasonal flu. Those groups are:
- Age 65 and older
- Those with compromised immune systems (over the age of 18)
- Those with chronic medical conditions including asthma and diabetes (over the age of 18)
- Pregnant woman
- Healthcare workers over 50 who provide direct care
If you are a Wellesley resident, and fall into one of the categories above, please call the Health Department at 781-235-0135 to make an appointment.
In addition, there are businesses in our area that are holding seasonal flu clinics. You can obtain the current list at this website: flu.masspro.org
(Swellesley Report note: We didn’t actually find any local ones at this web address that Wellesley residents could partake in, but suppose it’s possible info will change).
The seasonal flu does not usually appear until late Fall or Winter, with the peak of the season occurring in January or later. It is anticipated that the H1N1 influenza (Swine Flu) will continue to spread in our community (in greater numbers among children and young adults). Clinics for H1N1 flu have not been scheduled, and it is not known when supply of the vaccine will be delivered.
The Wellesley Health Department will provide the community with updates about the flu, vaccination clinics, and related topics. Future clinic dates will be announced in the Townsman, Boston.com/Wellesley, on the Wellesley Channel, key locations around town, and on its website www.wellesleyma.gov/health