Flu Vaccinations

2022/2023 Flu season and COVID-19

Getting a flu shot is important for your health and the health of our community. Symptoms of the flu can be similar to COVID-19 and both can lead to older or immunocompromised people being hospitalized with severe disease if you infect them when you become ill.

Even if you nurture your immune system with a healthy diet, lots of sleep, plenty of exercise, and great stress management, you may still become ill and contagious—putting less fortunate friends and neighbors at severe risk.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information about flu shots.

How do I get a flu shot?

Self-scheduled drive-through clinics by appointment in Keene

Established primary care patients of Cheshire Medical Center's Keene, Walpole or Winchester locations may schedule appointments at 3 drive-through clinics this fall.

Use myDH to schedule your appointment or call your primary care team at 603-354-6760. Walpole and Winchester patients may also call their providers to schedule in-person appointments at those locations.

  • Keene, Saturday, October 8: Flu only
    • Flu vaccines (ages 6 months and older) and high-dose flu vaccines (ages 65 and older) will be available at this clinic.
  • Keene, Saturday, October 15: Flu and COVID-19 vaccines. 
    • Flu vaccines (ages 6 months and older) and high-dose flu vaccines (ages 65 and older) will be available at this clinic.
    • Also available at this clinic are COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna primary doses (ages 12 and older) and COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters (ages 12 and older). You must book a separate appointment for each shot you want to receive, even if at the same time.
  • Keene, Saturday, November 5: Flu and COVID-19 vaccines. 
    • Flu vaccines (ages 6 months and older) and high-dose flu vaccines (ages 65 and older) will be available at this clinic.
    • Also available at this clinic are COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna primary doses (ages 12 and older) and COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters (ages 12 and older). You must book a separate appointment for each shot you want to receive, even if at the same time.

Directions to Keene drive-through clinics

Scheduled appointments will take place in the Employee Parking Lot behind the Medical Center at 580 Court Street in Keene, NH. Please follow the signs, do not use the main entrance. View Cheshire Medical Center's campus map with directions (PDF).

Walpole and Winchester in-person flu vaccine clinics

We also offer flu-only clinics for Walpole and Winchester patients. Please call your provider to schedule rather than using myDH. Flu vaccines (ages 6 months and older) and high-dose flu vaccines (ages 65 and older) will be available at these clinics.

Walpole patients

  • Wednesday, October 26, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Thursday, November 3, 8 am to Noon

Call 603-756-3960 to book your appointment.

Winchester patients

  • Tuesday, October 25, 8 am to Noon

Call 603-239-6351 to book your appointment.

How else can I get a flu shot?

  • Cheshire Medical Center Pharmacy: Walk-in regular flu shots for current patients and employees, 6 days a week. High-dose shots are not yet available.
  • Primary Care: Vaccines are offered to all patients at the time of an existing visit.
  • Pediatrics Primary Care: Ask your child's provider during their appointment.
  • Cheshire Medical Center's Nurse Clinic: Established Cheshire primary care patients will be able to book a Nurse Visit after all the public flu shot clinics have taken place.
  • Pharmacies: Many local pharmacies also offer flu shots.

Additional Reminders

  • If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 prior to your appointment, contact your provider's team for recommendations at 603-354-6760.
  • If you have had an adverse reaction to a flu shot in the past, or if this is the first time you have had a flu shot, please call your primary care team for recommendations at 603-354-6760.
  • If you have an allergy to eggs, please call your primary care team for recommendations at 603-354-6760.
  • Your insurance company will be billed for this service.

Resources

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