City of Springfield offering free flu shots

Clinic being offered at 1139 Main Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We are in the midst of flu season, and the City of Springfield is offering residents a way to stay protected.

This week, there will be a flu shot clinic every day from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at 1139 Main Street in Springfield. The clinic is open to anyone living in the city who is at least eight years old.

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris told 22News that their primary focus is on people with chronic illness, asthma, diabetes, or lung or heart disease. Still, everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot; especially those over age 65.

The City has paid for about 400 doses, so it is free for residents.

“Medicaid, Medicare, any third party insurance that they might have, we will definitely write that down, but in terms of coming out of pocket, individuals do not need to worry about that,” Caulton-Harris said.

She added that if the City does require more doses, they will order them.