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Boston to offer free flu shots

'Tis the season to worry about getting sick, so the city is giving you one less excuse to dodge a flu shot.

The Boston Public Health Commission will offer the public free flu vaccines tomorrow.

The free vaccines will be available to anyone tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

No appointment is necessary, and while city health officials recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine, children must be 3 years or older to get vaccinated at this particular clinic.

Some "high risk" groups who should get vaccinated, according to officials, include pregnant women, kids under five, senior citizens and people who have underlying health problems like heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, and the morbidly obese.

People who live in long-term care facilities and health care workers are also at high risk for complications from the flu, officials said.

Other ways to dodge the flu include washing hands, covering coughs, and staying home when ill.

 
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