Flu Season 2020-2021
Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is committed to helping you and your loved ones stay healthy. We continue to take steps to protect our patients, visitors, and staff while providing the care and services you need. Flu season has started, and getting your flu vaccination this year is more important than ever.
Why getting the flu vaccine is important?
Getting a flu vaccine can help prevent the flu, and can help reduce the risk of serious illness if you get the flu. For more information, visit the CDC Website.
Who should get the Flu vaccine?
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. For more information, check out the CDC website. We encourage parents to schedule their child's flu vaccine at our upcoming flu clinics.
Who should NOT get the vaccine?
- Children younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu shot
- People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine
- See special considerations regarding egg allergy for more information about egg allergies and flu vaccine. Learn more here.
How to get your vaccine?
We offer flu vaccines at your regularly scheduled medical appoitnment and at our flu clinics. Look for information about recieving the flu vaccines at other locations such as your children's school, and local pharmacy.
Flu Clinic Information
Safety is our number one goal. This year, flu clinics will be offered outside.
Oct 6th at 1000 Broad St, Central Falls, from 10-12pm
Oct 7th at 1145 Main Street, Pawtucket, from 3pm to 5pm
Oct 12th, Columbus Day, at 1000 Broad Street, Centrall Falls from 8-10am
Oct 20th at 1145 Main Street, from 8-10am
Please check back for additonal flu clinic dates.
How to schedule your flu clinic appointment?
To schedule an appointment for one of our flu clinics, please use the Sign-up Genius. Scheduling is easy. You can schedule or make changes to your appointment, add the appointment to your calendar, share the appointment with others and create an account but it is not required. Sign-up Genius How to Guides: English and Spanish
You will need an email address. For information on how to create a free email account, click here.