**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 5~~~~~~~~~~~ 2-7pm
October 19~~~~~~~~~ 2-7pm
October 26~~~~~~~~~ 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 this year as the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 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 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.~