Seasonal Influenza and Clinics

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Influenza Vaccine and Clinics

Influenza (Flu) is caused by viruses that are transmitted from coughing, sneezing and touching surfaces where the virus remains. Symptoms can be fever, muscle aches, sore throat and cough. CDC recommends a vaccination for everyone six months and older with a licensed, age appropriate flu vaccine.

State public health officials have announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new flu vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be required to receive the vaccine by December 31, 2020. Home schooled students and Higher ED students who are not on campuses and learning remotely are exempt from the vaccine. Elementary and secondary students in districts and schools that are using remote learning are not exempt.

When going to get a flu vaccine during COVID-19,  it is essential you follow all the protective protocols; wear a mask/face covering, social distance and must be COVID-19 free for a minimum of three days.

Watertown Health Department recommends children from 6 months to 14 years go to their pediatrician for their vaccines. 

How to register for an appointment for the Flu Vaccine Clinics

For residents who are registered and have an appointment scheduled for either one of the clinics, please complete the fillable insurance form and provide the appropriate documents to bring to the flu clinic on the day you are scheduled.  

Insurance Form Fillable

You can obtain a Flu Vaccine Insurance Form at the Town Hall, customer service window on Thatcher Street side or the Lower Hearing Room next to the park. 

The following documents are for you to review.

MIIS form https://www.mass.gov/doc/english-miis-fact-sheet-for-parents-and-patients-0/download

 VIS form https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

Flu Vaccine Clinics

The Drive-Thru-Clinics will be held in the parking lot behind the Watertown Free Public Library,123 Main Street.  The Drive-Through-Clinic provides vaccines for those 15 years of age or older with a preregistration and an appointment. Please be reminded to wear loose clothing in order to reach the top of your arm easily and also COVID-19 preventive masks/face coverings. Also, you must bring your Insurance prepared form with the appropriate copies of documents for insurance purposes. You will enter from Sonny Wooley Way and exit behind the Town Hall.

Saturday, October 10th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Preregister) or

Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Preregister)


The Walk-In-Clinics or Walk-Up- Clinics will be held on the same day inside or outside of the Watertown Free Public Library for those 65 years of age and older with a preregistration and an appointment. Please be reminded to wear loose clothing in order to reach the top of your arm easily and also COVID-19 preventive masks/face coverings. Also, you must bring your Insurance prepared form with the appropriate copies of documents for insurance purposes. You will enter from Sonny Wooley Way and exit behind the Town Hall. 

Saturday, October 10th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Preregister) or

Saturday, October 24th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Preregister)