Mascoma Valley Health Initiative (MVHI) and the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley are pleased to offer four FREE flu vaccine clinics in September and October this year. Annual influenza vaccination provides powerful protection to yourself, your family members, and all the people you come in contact with throughout the “flu season.” Many people agree that getting a flu vaccine is valuable, but getting around to it can be tough.
Trying to Make it Easy
We want to make it easy for you and your family members to get a flu vaccine this year. All New Hampshire and Vermont residents age 10 and older are welcome at the clinics listed below.
Please note that most public schools in the New Hampshire portion of our region offer flu vaccine clinics during school hours in the fall. This is the easiest place for your children to receive the vaccine. This year school clinics will only offer injectable vaccine. Because the CDC has determined the nasal vaccine has not been as effective as the injectable form, you are not likely to find it being offered anywhere.
Schedule (For printable details and a list that includes four free vaccine clinic opportunities at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, click here.)
Plainfield (Elementary School)
Thursday, September 29 from 4 to 7
Orford (Congregational Church)
Thursday, October 13 from 4 to 7
Enfield (Community Building)
Thursday, October 20 from 4 to 7
Canaan (Canaan Hall)
Thursday, October 27 from 4 to 7
What vaccines are being offered?
All of the clinics listed are offering both the regular dose vaccine and the high-dose vaccine, which is recommended for people age 65 and older. All vaccines are preservative-free.
It’s a collaborative effort!
We are grateful to the many volunteers who make these flu clinics happen each year. Thanks to the efforts of MVHI’s Medical Director, Dr. Bill Boyle, Dartmouth-Hitchcock donates the vaccine (well over 1,000 doses) and all the supplies. Students from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth come to administer the shots. MVHI Board members and community volunteers help us keep things moving. Please contact Alice Ely if you would like to help.