The Peabody Health Department announced Thursday that it still had a limited supply of seasonal flu vaccinations available to residents for free and it wasn't long before that cache was exhausted.
Friday morning, the Health Department posted an update on the city website, notifying residents they would have look elsewhere for flu shots. The notice also stresses that there is not an overall shortage of the vaccine in the Peabody area.
"Although the Peabody Health Department has already distributed all of its flu vaccine, there is NOT a vaccine shortage in this area. Vaccine is available through most local pharmacies and doctors’ offices," reads the notice.
You can find more information on where to get a flu shot locally here, and you can also check out www.flufinder.org or call the Health Department at 978-538-5926.