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Updated on January 9, 2013

Information Regarding Seasonal Influenza

Influenza Vaccines

Fenway's goal is to provide flu vaccinations to everyone who needs and desires them.  It’s important for everyone to get a flu shot, but the following at-risk groups are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine.

Children up to their 19th birthday

Pregnant women 

People 50 years of age and older 

People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions – like HIV, cancer, congestive heart failure, diabetes, chronic kidney or liver disease, or lung disease 

People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities 

People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: Health care workers, Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu, and Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated).

If you have a medical appointment scheduled this Fall and Winter, you will get your flu vaccine during your medical appointment.  If you do not have a medical appointment scheduled, then please call our appointment line at 617.927.6000 and schedule a vaccination appointment. Please wear a T-shirt to your vaccination appointment, so that our nursing staff can easily access the part of your arm that gets vaccinated.

What to do if you think you have influenza
Please click on the following link for instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm

If, after reading the above link, you feel you need to speak to a healthcare provider, please call the Medical Department at 617.927.6300 for assistance or call our appointment line at 617.927.6000 to schedule a medical visit.


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The following links provide great resources regarding both H1N1 and seasonal influenza

 

 

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