City's Supply of Flu Shots Exhausted, But No Shortage in Peabody Area

Local pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens stores, and doctors' offices still have flu vaccinations available for anyone who needs a shot.

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.

For more information on the flu, check out www.mass.gov/dph/flu or www.cdc.gov/flu.

Saber Walsh January 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM
For your kids only MDs and RNs are licensed to give vaccinations -- don't bring Sally and Dick to a pharmacist if the are under 18. Baaaad flu season -- keep washing those hands!!


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