Hospital announces flu vaccine clinic

A person getting a flu shot in 2018. The Vineyard hospital announced its first flu clinic for the year. — 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will hold its first flu clinic of the season on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Flu vaccines will be available to patients 6 months and older, including the high-dose flu vaccine for patients 65 and up.

COVID-19 boosters are not available. The hospital has yet to announce when those will be available.

Appointments for the flu shot can be made by selecting “Schedule an Appointment” in the Patient Gateway menu, and then choosing “Flu Shot.”

Patients are asked to enter through Entrance 4 at the hospital, and follow signs that will lead to the clinic.

Flu vaccines are also being administered to patients who are scheduled for appointments with their primary care physicians.

Additional flu clinics will be held over the next few weeks.