Influenza Information & Clinics

School Flu Information

Flu shots (only, no FluMist) will be administered in the Newton Public Schools this year according to this schedule. Forms are due to the school nurse at your child's school at least two school days before the clinic date.

Update: The previously postponed clinics at Mason-Rice and Countryside have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 10 for Mason-Rice (forms due Friday, 10/5) and Friday, Oct. 12 at Countryside (forms due Wednesday, 10/10). The clinics at Cabot and Angier also on those days remain scheduled. We will be operating simultaneous clinics with two vaccination teams. Questions should be directed to the school nurse at your child's school. 

2018 School Flu Forms - English
2018 School Flu Forms - Chinese
2018 School Flu Forms - Japanese
2018 School Flu Forms - Korean
2018 School Flu Forms - Portuguese
2018 School Flu Forms - Russian
2018 School Flu Forms - Spanish

Preparing Your Child for the Flu Shot After Years of FluMist

Community Flu Vaccine

Free flu vaccine for Newton residents ages 6 months and up. All clinics will offer regular-dose, quadrivalent flu vaccine. No appointment needed. All clinics are in room 106C of City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave). Health insurance information requested but not required.

Tues 10/2, 9:00-11:00am
Tues 10/9, 1:00-3:00pm
Tues 10/30, 5:00-7:00pm
Wed 10/31, 11:00am-1:00pm
Thurs, 11/1, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fri, 11/2, 9:00am-11:00am

2018 Community Flu Form - You may complete this form and bring it in to the clinic. Blank forms will also be available at the clinic for you to fill out. Do not use this form for school-based clinics.

Flu Vaccine Information Statement

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 www.mass.gov/dph/miis 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

General

  • 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 http://www.maphn.org/nea2012
  • To avoid confusion during flu season, we have removed the sample forms for colleagues. Please contact tkett@newtonma.gov for them to be sent by email.
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