Cambridge Public Health Department recommends flu vaccines and COVID-19 boosters, publishes schedule for fall vaccination clinic

As we head into cooler weather, it’s time to think about the flu and COVID-19 risks. The flu season will soon be upon us. Spending more time indoors means there is a greater chance of COVID-19 spreading. To protect against these two threats, the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) strongly recommends that residents get an annual flu vaccine AND stay up to date on COVID vaccinations and boosters.

The CDC recommends that all people 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against the flu vaccine, with rare exceptions. There are several flu vaccines approved for people of different ages. Everyone should get a flu vaccine that is age appropriate. The Cambridge Public Health Department’s clinics will offer regular flu vaccine, flu nasal spray and high-dose flu vaccine.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. People 5 years and older should get boosters. Updated bivalent boosters, which provide protection against multiple COVID variants, are currently recommended for anyone 12 years and older.

Flu shots and COVID vaccines and boosters are widely available at local pharmacies and many doctor’s offices. CPHD also offers several community vaccination clinics in Cambridge locations to make it even easier for residents to protect themselves from serious illness this winter. These CPHD clinics will begin in October and will provide flu and COVID vaccines and boosters for residents 6 months and older.

Visit the CPHD website to view the CPHD vaccine clinic schedule and learn more about flu and COVID-19 vaccination.

Make an appointment here for a flu and/or COVID vaccination. Residents can check both the flu and COVID options to sign up for two vaccines at the same time.

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