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2021 Flu Vaccine Information

Vaccines lower your chances of getting and spreading certain infections. Vaccines are licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and tracked continually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA for safety. We only provide vaccines that have been approved and are considered safe.

While we recommend getting a flu shot every year, it is now more important than ever to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. Getting a flu vaccine this season may contribute to keeping a larger portion of the population healthy this year. This is particularly important as our health systems continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flu virus changes every year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Some flu shots are licensed specifically for people 65 and older to create a stronger immune response.

Where can you get your flu vaccine?

If you have an appointment scheduled with your primary care provider this fall, you can receive your flu shot during your visit. Flu shots are available without a prescription at many local pharmacies. Contact your nearest pharmacy for more information.

Our primary care practices are currently planning safe, accessible clinics for patients who do not have an in-person appointment planned this fall. The complete list of clinics, corresponding dates and times, and scheduling instructions are below.

Please note that appointments will be required.

You may request an appointment via the My Chart portal or call the Flu Clinic Hotline at 781-744-1888 to request an appointment.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
29 Mall Road, Burlington


  • Sat., Oct. 2, 7 am – 3 pm
  • Wed., Oct. 6, 7 am – 3 pm
  • Thurs., Oct. 7, 7 am – 7 pm
  • Fri., Oct. 8, 7 am – 3 pm
  • Tues., Oct. 12, 7 am – 3 pm
  • Wed., Oct. 13, 7 am – 3 pm
  • Thurs., Oct. 14, 7 am – 7 pm
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
One Essex Center Drive, Peabody,
in Main Lobby


  • Sat., Oct. 16, 8 am – 1 pm
  • Thurs., Oct. 21, 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Wed., Oct. 27, 8 am – 1 pm

In order to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible, we ask that you wear a mask when entering the practice and throughout the duration of your visit.