Published in the November 24, 2015 editionkids_flu_clinic_web

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Board of Health will hold a special Children’s Flu Clinic on Monday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 55 Summer St.

The Children’s Flu Clinic is open to all children ages 3 through 18. Both residents and non-residents are welcome. FluMist will be available.

Those receiving flu vaccine should have no allergies to eggs or egg products and no history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).

Most health insurance is accepted. Participants are asked to please bring all insurance cards with them to the clinic. If a particular insurance is not accepted, a $20 fee is charged to receive the vaccine.

According to the town’s public health nurse, Sandy Wilson, RN, the previous flu clinics have been so successful that the town’s allotment of 400 vaccines for adults has been distributed.

Wilson added that she has plenty of vaccine available for those who have not reached their 19th birthday, including the FluMist, which has been more difficult for some pediatrician offices to obtain due to production delays.

Each community’s Board of Health determines how many adult vaccines to purchase every year. Wilson said residents ages 19 and older who are still in need of a flu shot may obtain them from their physicians, pharmacies that offer them or other area clinics.