Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 7, 2013

Roll up the sleeves for flu clinics

The Andover Townsman

---- — The Andover Health Division offers its first of two flu clinics this month on Thursday, Nov. 7, between 4 and 7 p.m. at West Middle School.

A second clinic for ages 2 and older takes place Monday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Center at Punchard (senior center) on Whittier Court.

Vaccinations are provided for free, although individuals who supply insurance information will allow the Health Division to bill the provider for the costs incurred and those reimbursements will then be used to purchase vaccine for the following flu season.

The traditional intramuscular shot and the nasal spray (FluMist) will be available at both clinics as well as a limited amount of high-dose vaccine for residents ages 65 and up. FluMist is recommended for medically eligible people between the ages of 2 and 49.

To download forms and specifics of the vaccine, visit the Health Division website at Forms are also available at the senior center, the Town Offices building and Memorial Hall Library. Flu clinic updates will be posted to the Health Division’s flu hotline at 978-623-8347.