October 16, 2023

Update on Children’s COVID-19 Vaccines and Disability-Friendly Vaccine Clinic

The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) now has COVID vaccine appointments available for children aged 6 months – 11 years, in addition to individuals aged 12 and older.  Appointments for children in this younger age group are available beginning Saturday, October 21 at the King Open School and at the health department’s vaccine clinics next week at Reservoir Church, the Pisani Center, and the Cambridge Community Center. To learn more and register for an appointment, visit the Cambridge Public Health Department’s Get Vaccinated page.

CPHD is partnering with VaxAbilities to make the Reservoir Church clinic disability-friendly.  This clinic on October 25  will have extra staff on hand to provide skilled support to both children and adults with disabilities and/or sensory support needs. People with and without disabilities can get vaccinated at this clinic. Register here for an appointment. Be sure to select the Reservoir Church location for the special VaxAbilities clinic!

The CDC recommends flu and COVID vaccines this season for everyone aged 6 months and older.  The 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine protects against the variants circulating now and is very effective at preventing serious illness. Adults and children (6 months and up) can get this year’s vaccine if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 dose. The flu vaccine is also recommended for most people aged 6 months and up. The health department offers flu shots and the flu nasal spray (FluMist).

In addition to the health department clinics, flu and COVID vaccines are available at most doctor’s offices and area pharmacies.