Guest Post: Flu Shots and ConnectEd Message

This week the Board of Health received a new shipment of seasonal flu vaccine. A nurse will be available to give seasonal flu shots to town employees and their families on Thursday, 12/3, from 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 4pm.

We have two types of vaccine – nasal mist and injection. If you are screened and are eligible for nasal mist, that is the type of vaccine you will be offered. Injectable vaccine is prioritized for those who can not receive nasal mist.

Please note for pregnant women: we do have a supply of pre-filled preservative-free injectable seasonal flu vaccine. If you are pregnant and would like to receive this type of vaccine, please advise the registration person and the nurse before you receive your shot. If you are pregnant, you can not be given nasal mist.

Cathy Piccolo

Principal Clerk

Burlington Board of Health


Connect Ed Message:

The Burlington Board of Health will provide H1N1 vaccine in the form of nasal mist and injection during three clinics scheduled in the next two weeks.  The MA Dept of Public Health has prioritized those eligible to receive the vaccine as follows:  children age 6mo to adults age 24 years; pregnant women; household contacts and caregivers of infants younger than 6mo of age.  At this time we cannot make exceptions to these guidelines. The clinics will be scheduled from 4pm-7pm as follows:  Wednesday, December 9 at the Human Services Building, 61 Center Street; Tuesday, December 15, Burlington High School Cafeteria; Thursday, December 17, Human Services Building, 61 Center Street.  Please be sure to bring insurance information to the clinic.  Vaccine will be given by appointment only.  We have 1000doses available.  Appointments will be made by calling one the following numbers on Monday, December 7 between the hours of 10am and 3pm – you will be assigned a time to come:  781-238-4688; 781-505-1139; 781-270-1956; 781-270-1941.  This will be the only opportunity to make appointments for these clinics.  Please do not call the Board of Health main number to make appointments.  If you are not able to make an appointment by 3pm on Monday, call 781-238-4688 on Tuesday, 12/8 between 10am and 2 pm.

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