Flu Vaccine Update
Flu vaccine update 9/29/20: At this time, adult and pediatric patients followed at NEW Health for primary care can get a flu shot during a regular medical visit.
Adult primary care patients can now schedule nurse flu shot appointments as well, by calling our main number and asking to book a nurse visit for a flu shot.
The current recommendation is for everyone age 6 months and above to be vaccinated, though we will be paying particular attention to patients at high risk for complications of the flu, and aggressively vaccinating them at the time of office visits in the fall.
We encourage patients to get vaccinated at any site that is convenient, be it a town vaccination program, your worksite or a pharmacy. MGH has a walk-in vaccination program for anyone age 9 and up who is registered at MGH. This takes place at the Russell Museum of Medicine on the corner of Cambridge St and North Grove St. The hours are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturdays.
Further details on the vaccine programs at NewHealth will be posted on our website as we have more information, or can be accessed by calling our flu hotline at 617-643-8114. John Foster MD, MPH – CMO.