Influenza Information and Clinics

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Influenza Information and Clinics 

Because flu symptoms are very similar to those of COVID-19 it is more important now than ever to get a flu vaccine.  And the Town of Canton is here for you! Canton Health Department, Fire, Police, DPW, Building, MIS, COA, Schools and a host of volunteers will all be working together to administer FREE flu shots to Canton residents on October 6, October 17 and October 18.  The three flu clinics are being planned to allow residents to stay in their cars.   These drive-thru clinics will meet and exceed all COVID-19 safety protocols.

Requirements: Limit 4 people per car. Masks are required. Wear short sleeves to allow access your upper arm.  Do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.  Bring your health insurance card.  If you have a preference of arm pick your seat in the car accordingly. 

 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

Inactivated Flu Vaccine Information Statement

Flumist Vaccine Information Statement

Influenza Vaccine Information Statement-translations


The Department of Public Health is now requiring influenza vaccine for all students K-12 by December 31, 2020. Press Release 8.19.20 

 

Other resources:

What should I know about flu?

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19