Influenza (Flu) – Seasonal, H1N1, others

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Seasonal flu vaccine is now
recommended for everyone
6 months of age and older.


Seasonal Flu Clinics

For 2016 the Maynard Board of Health, in conjunction with the Maynard Citizens Corps / Medical Reserve Corps and Emerson Home Care, is holding three flu clinics.   Please check to see which one applies to you:

  • All Residents (ages 9 and up):  Saturday, September 24th, 10am-noon at the Fowler School Auditorium.
  • Residents Age 65+: Tuesday, September 20th, 10:30am-11:30am at the Maynard Senior Center (11 Brown Street / Golf Course)
  • Town Employees: Tuesday, September 20th, 8:30-9:30am, Town Hall or 2-4pm Fowler School Auditorium.

All vaccinations are FREE.
We DO NOT offer High-Dose or Nasal Vaccines
Please bring your insurance card with you to the clinic.

Help spread the word:  Download our flyers: All Residents, 65+ Residents, Town Employees

The flu clinic is hosted and staffed by the Maynard Citizens Corps / Medical Reserve Corps.


Seasonal Flu Information

Dosing recommendations for children younger than 9 years of age:

  • Children < 9 years who have had > 2 doses of seasonal flu vaccine in their lifetime and at least one dose of pandemic H1N1 vaccine need only one dose of flu vaccine this season.
  • All other children < 9 years, including those with an uncertain flu vaccine history, should received 2 doses of seasonal flu vaccine, > 4 weeks apart.

There are some people for whom it is especially important to receive flu vaccine every year.  These include:

People at Increased Risk for Influenza-Related Complications:

  • All children 6 months through 4 years of age.
  • All people > 50 years of age.
  • People 6 months – 18 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy.
  • Women who will be pregnant during influenza season and postpartum women.
  • People >6 months of age who have:
    • Chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hyper tension), renal, hepatic, neurological, hematologic, or metabolic disorders, including diabetes;
    • Immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or HIV);
    • Any condition (e.g., cognitive dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other neuromuscular disorders) that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk of aspiration.
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities.
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives – New!
  • People who are morbidly obese (BMI > 40) – New!

Persons Who Can Transmit Influenza to Persons at High Risk:

  • Health care personnel (HCP), employees of assisted living facilities, people who provide home care to people at risk, medical emergency response workers, and students in these professions.
  • Household contacts (including children) and caregivers of children aged < 5 years and adults > 50 years, and of persons at risk for complications from flu (listed above).

Persons at increased risk of exposure to influenza:

  • Persons who provide essential community services.
  • Students and other persons in institutional settings (e.g., dormitories).
  • Certain travelers.

For additional information on influenza guidelines and resources: