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PEABODY, MA — With all students in the state — both in school and remote — required to have a flu shot this school year, the Peabody Health Department is offering a free, drive-thru clinic on Saturday at the Department of Public Services.
The clinic for those 6 months old and older will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farm Avenue location. Those seeking a vaccination can pre-register here.
All public school students must get the flu shot by Dec. 31, unless they have a medical or religious exemption or are homeschooled, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said, noting the flu vaccine is "the smart thing to do."
According to Polito, students enrolled in remote learning are not exempt.
The clinic is open to Peabody residents.
The standard quadrivalent flu vaccine will be available, along with a limited quality of high-dose flue vaccines for those over 65 years old, as well as the FluMist vaccine for children, if requested.
The Board of Health said all participants should wear masks and short-sleeve shirts so the shot can be administered. People are also reminded to leave their pets at home.
Those with health insurance should bring their cards and Medicare cards, but no one will be turned away if uninsured or underinsured.
Vehicles should enter the parking lot through the Centennial Park/Jubilee Drive area.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus should not come to the clinic.
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