A message from Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone: 


Earlier this afternoon, we received word from our partners at the Cambridge Health Alliance – which has several offices and clinics in the City of Somerville – extending an offer to donate 100 doses of Flulaval, an influenza vaccine for adults ages 18 and older.  The additional 100 doses will be available at flu clinics, as supplies last, on Thursday evenings – beginning today – from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Health Department, 50 Evergreen Ave.  Residents with questions about the vaccination, supply, or other general information should contact the Public Health Nurse Manager, Maureen Monagle, at 617-625-6600 ext. 4320.  Please note, the City of Somerville is not the only local source for flu vaccines.  As of Thursday, January 10t local pharmacies have reported that they still have some doses.  You should also check with your primary care provider.

Previously reported:

From the City of Somerville Health Department:
The City of Somerville’s remaining flu clinics for Winter 2012-13 have been cancelled.  The City received approximately 700 doses for the season, and administered the final dose of our supply on January 8.Residents seeking flu shots at this time are advised to contact your primary care physician, or your local pharmacy.

4 Responses to “City of Somerville’s remaining flu clinics for Winter 2012-13 have been cancelled (updated)”

  1. The Mayor held a press conference this morning, stating that the City has requested more doses. In the meantime, there are plenty available for the public at drug stores. Certainly a step in the right direction.

  2. mememe says:

    See, free heath care works. Everyone gets a shot, no shortages!

  3. Also, Cambridge Health Alliance just donated 100 more that will be available in the Annex tonight.

  4. A Moore says:

    Not everyone wants one. Looking at this the person giving you the shot maybe is giving you the flu. Scary.
    According to the most recent federal data, about 63 percent of U.S. health care workers had flu shots as of November. That’s up from previous years, but the government wants 90 percent coverage of health care workers by 2020.
    The highest rate, about 88 percent, was among pharmacists, followed by doctors at 84 percent, and nurses, 82 percent. Fewer than half of nursing assistants and aides are vaccinated, Bridges said.

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