January 8 2020

Free Flu Vaccines Still Available from Board of Health

There is still time to get a free flu shot from the Burlington Board of Health and protect yourself from getting sick and spreading it to others. 

“According to the CDC, seasonal influenza activity in the United States is high and continues to increase,” a release from the board states. “So far this season, the CDC has estimated 6.4 million flu illnesses, 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from the flu nationally. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.” 

Ideally, the best time to get a flu vaccination is early in the fall before flu season begins, however, getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial, the release states. According to the CDC, it takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for the body to produce antibodies that provide protection against the flu.  

“It is not too late to get your flu vaccination,” the release states. “The Burlington Board of Health still has flu vaccine available.”

 

If you or your family member needs a flu vaccine, call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955 for an appointment. All flu vaccines are free, but if you have health insurance bring your information. For more information on influenza please go to: https://www.cdc.gov/

 

 
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