A number of area pharmacies are out of flu shots, but some are optimistic that more dosages could be on the way soon.
With the recent widespread reports of a severe flu season, many local pharmacies have seen their stock of flu shots quickly depleted over the past few weeks. Most pharmacies in Concord, Bedford and Lexington are out of flu shots, though some local pharmacists are hopeful they’ll receive a shipment in the next few days. As is the case throughout the area, most local chain pharmacies—like CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid—are out of flu shots. You can also check for flu vaccine availability at http://www.masspro.org. However, the CVS on Great Road in Bedford does have a few high-dosage shots available for folks ages 65 and older. A pharmacist there said local CVS stores are hoping to receive a shipment of flu shots in the next few days. It was a …
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- John Ness
Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Boston area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Concord-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Concord the HealthMap Vaccine Finder has identified that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): CVS Pharmacy Rite Aid More locations We know there are other places, including your doctor's offices and employers, so feel free to add your go-to flu shot spot in the comment section below. According…