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How CHA patients can get a flu shot

10/02/2020

Flu Shots for CHA Primary Care Patients

This year it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. It can protect you, and your friends and family members, from getting sick.

Getting a flu shot will also help protect people at highest risk of getting serious flu-related illness. This includes people with chronic disease, older adults, pregnant women and young children*.

Where to get a flu shot:

  • Make an appointment for yourself in MyCHArt
  • Call your CHA primary care center. They can make an appointment for you and/or your family at our CHA flu clinic locations: 

    • CHA Malden Care Center:  Flu clinic on Saturdays.
    • CHA Assembly Square Care Center:  Flu clinic Monday-Friday during the day and Monday-Thursday evenings.

Note, you need an appointment for a flu shot at Malden and Assembly Square. Patients can schedule at either site regardless of where they usually receive primary care.

  • Call a CHA Teen Health center.
    • For children and young adults age 12-22. By appointment only.
    • Learn more.
  • Walk-in flu shots at any CHA outpatient pharmacy.
    • Many other local pharmacies are also offering flu shots. Local pharmacies may require appointments and may have insurance and age limits. So it’s best to call first.
  • Attend a local flu clinic:
    • Cambridge: The city is offering several flu clinics this fall.
    • Other local cities: Please check with your local public health department for dates and times. 

* Remember, this year, the state of Massachusetts is requiring all children enrolled in child care or school to get a flu shot by December 31, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

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