2017 Senior Flu Clinic Schedule Press Release
The Wayland Health Department will again be offering Appointment-based Flu Vaccination Clinics. High-Dose Flu Vaccine is geared to those aged 65 and older. This and Seasonal Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine will be available during our clinics.
We will also offer the PREVNAR 13 Pneumococcal Vaccine (Pneumonia) for those aged 65 and older. This vaccine is ONLY for those who have not yet received it and have made an appointment for this this particular vaccine. In addition, PNEUMOVAX 23 (the older pneumonia vaccine) is also available if needed. Specifics can be provided when booking appointments.
There is no out of pocket expense but insurance cards are necessary to provide for reimbursement so that future vaccine can be purchased.
Clinics dates are Wednesdays 9/13 and 9/20 – 10-3pm, Tuesday 9/26 – 10-3pm, and Thursday 9/28 – 10-3pm.
Contact the Health Department at 508-358-6805 for your appointment and please remember to bring your insurance cards!
**FREE FLU CLINICS OFFERED BY THE WAYLAND HEALTH DEPARTMENT**
COMMUNITY FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE
The Wayland Health Department along with our Wayland Resident Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteers will be providing FREE Injectable Flu Vaccine Clinics for ALL interested individuals. Flu clinics will be held at the Town Building Large Hearing Room on the following Wednesdays in October:
October 11 2-7pm
October 18 2-7pm
October 25 2-7pm
There is no out of pocket expense but insurance cards are necessary to provide for reimbursement so future vaccine may be purchased.
“Flu Mist” will NOT be available again this year as the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted last year not to recommend the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) “nasal spray”. ACIP is a panel of immunization experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This ACIP vote is based on data they reviewed that showed poor or relatively lower effectiveness of “flu mist” from 2013-2016. ACIP continues to recommend the inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable) for everyone aged 6 months and older.
Injectable Seasonal Flu Vaccine will be available to everyone aged 6mos and older at our clinics. Limited doses of Pneumococcal, Prevnar and Tdap vaccine will be available at the Community Clinics for those individuals who meet the criteria set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) AND have reserved a dose by calling our FLU Hotline at 508-358-6805.
Join the MRC!
New Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers are always needed! We have a great group of volunteers however we would love to recruit new members. If you are interested in helping out your community and would like to volunteer please contact the Health Department at Health@wayland.ma.us.