Some pharmacies have run out of the flu vaccine but those still in need can find them in town.
Flu shots have been hard to come by in the wake of the heavy flu season that has hit the Boston area, but there are some places in Watertown to get the vaccine. The two CVS Pharmacies in town report that they have run out of the vaccine, but the pharmacy at Target, in the Watertown Mall, still has some available. Residents can drop in and request it as long as it lasts. CVS will likely get more vaccine, so check back later this week. The Watertown Health Department still has some, too, and members of the staff will put on a flu clinic on Friday, Jan. 18. The free clinic will be held at the Watertown Free Public Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As long as the vaccine remains, the Health Department will also take walk in appointments on Friday…
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- John Ness
Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Watertown area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in and near Watertown that offer the vaccine: More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states—Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee—are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally …