Friday, January 11, 2013
Vaccines will be available to Peabody residents ages 10 and older by appointment only.
Public health director Sharon Cameron announced Thursday that the Peabody Health Department would be offering free flu shots to residents age 10 and up while vaccine supplies are available. Vaccinations will be by appointment only. You can call 978-538-5926 to schedule an appointment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges everyone who is six months and older to get vaccinated each year -- and particularly now amid a widespread outbreak -- as their best defense against the seasonal flu virus. The CDC says this year's influenza vaccine provides protection against Influenza A/H1N1, Influenza A/H3N2 and Influenza B. Health officials say residents should also take simple preventative measures during flu season, such as washing …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Anyone age 10 or older can receive a free flu shot Wednesday night at Comunidade de Cristo.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
[The following was submitted by the Peabody Health Department.] The Peabody Health Department, in collaboration with the Comunidade de Cristo church, has announced a free flu vaccine clinic for individuals ages 10 years and older. The clinic will be held at the Comunidade de Cristo church, located at 67 Tremont St. in Peabody, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Vaccine will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no fee for the vaccine. There are no residency restrictions, and Portuguese interpreters will be available. Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by parents/guardians. Vaccine is available in the injectable format and provides protectionagainst Influenza A/H1N1 influenza as well as two other …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Cast your ballot and get a free flu shot at the same time.
On Tuesday, not only can voters in Ward 2 cast their ballots at the Welch School, they can get a free flu shot as well between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. The Health Department, Board of Registrars, Peabody Public Schools and the City Clerk's office are collaborating to turn the school into a "Vote & Vax" site, as a pilot project in Peabody to offer free vaccinations during flu season and in a convenient way for adults. Anyone 18 or older can receive a vaccination on as supplies are available. “Flu season can last from October until May, so now is a great time to get the flu shot to protect you and your loved ones this season,” said Health Department Director Sharon Cameron. “We hope that this Vote and Vax clinic makes it easy and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
As flu season approaches, health officials urge everyone to get an influenza vaccination as the best means of defense.
The Peabody Health Department has free flu shots available to residents 18 and older while supplies last. If you'd like to schedule an appointment to get a free vaccination, call the Health Department at 978-538-5926 to schedule an appointment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months and older get a flu shot each year, saying it is the best protection against the flu. This influenza vaccine provides protection against Influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) as well as Influenza A/H3N2 and Influenza B, according to health officials. “Although the amount of flu-like illness in Massachusetts is low right now, it’s important to remember that inmost years, flu season doesn’t peak until January or February. This means …