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Family Flu Clinic

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 4 to 6 p.m.
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium, 330 Homer St.

Open to Newton residents/employees age 6 months and older.
Community Flu Form
FluMist Screening Questions

Flu shots will be available.
Some Flumist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, will be available for children age 2 through 18. (Not open to adults.)

*Please bring all health insurance and Medicare cards.
*You may still receive a vaccine if you do not have health insurance.
*If another adult is bringing your child, you must give consent in advance by using these student flu forms.

School Flu Clinic Information

All school clinics are complete. Please check with the school nurse if you have questions about the clinics.

Vaccine Information Statements
Flu Shot VIS English
Nasal Spray Flu VIS English

Flu Shot VIS Chinese
Nasal Spray Flu VIS Chinese

Flu Shot VIS Spanish
Nasal Spray Flu VIS Spanish

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Clinics for Adults

Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)

Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 111, Section 24M) requires providers to report immunization information to a computerized immunization registry known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS stores immunization records for you and your healthcare provider and can help prevent outbreaks of disease like measles and the flu. All information in the MIIS is kept secure and confidential. The MIIS allows information to be shared with health care providers, school nurses, local boards of health, and state agencies concerned with immunization. You have the right to object to the sharing of your immunization information across providers in the MIIS. For more information, please ask your healthcare provider, visit the MIIS website at or contact the Massachusetts Immunization Program directly at 617-983-6800 or 888-658-2850.

Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) Fact Sheet
MIIS Objection Form


  • Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious complications, hospitalization, or even death. Anyone can get the flu, and getting a flu vaccine is the single best way to protect yourself and your family. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to friends and loved ones. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu vaccine every year for everyone over the age of 6 months.
  • While flu activity usually peaks in January or February, the flu itself is unpredictable. The flu vaccine, however, is safe, effective, and widely available. Most people are protected from the four types of flu in the vaccine within two weeks of vaccination.
  • There are many places to get a flu vaccine including your primary health care provider, local pharmacies, or a City of Newton Flu Clinic.

How To Stay Healthy

In addition to getting a flu vaccine follow these stay healthy tips!

  • Wash your hands often, learn more about the benefits of frequent handwashing.
  • Avoid others who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cough into your arm bent at the elbow instead of into your hands

What To Do if You Get Sick

Other Flu Resources

School-based Flu Program Resources for Colleagues

  • Link to July 24, 2012 Webinar, Vaccinating a Community: A Collaboration of Public Health and School Health
  • To avoid confusion during flu season, we have removed the sample forms for colleagues. Please contact for them to be sent by email.