UPDATE: Wayland Health Department Out of Flu Vaccine, Expects More Soon
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[Update]: The Wayland Health Department has placed an order for a limited amount of additional injectable flu vaccination, according to a press release.
The new supply is expected to arrive on or before Jan. 28, 2013, the press release reads.
In addition, an order for flu mist vaccine has also been placed, but it is unknown when that will arrive at the Wayland Health Department.
[Original Article]: The Wayland Health Department has exhausted its supply of flu vaccine as of Friday morning, according to a press release.
On Wednesday, Boston Mayor Tom Menino declared the recent outbreak of flu cases a flu emergency. There have been more than 700 reported cases in the city this flu season, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. That's 10 times the average number of cases last year, according to WBUR.
According to the Wayland Health Department:
For residents who have not received influenza vaccination:
We recommend that adults contact some of the larger department, grocery, or pharmacy chains to determine if they have vaccine available.
We recommend that families follow up with their child’s pediatrician to determine vaccine availability. Some of the area walk-in clinics will vaccinate children as well.
Use the widget above to locate flu shots at nearby pharmacies, clinics and other locations.
In addition to getting a vaccination, the Wayland Board of Health recommends "frequent hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer, coughing into your elbow rather than your hands, and staying home from work or school when sick."
The Wayland Health Department invites individuals to contact the department at 508-358-3617 on Monday, Jan. 14, if they have been unable to obtain a vaccine elsewhere over the weekend.
"We will also send out updates in regards to flu vaccine availability and information as we hope to receive additional guidance and support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health," the press release reads.