Flu Season is Almost Here! - Reliant Medical Group

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Flu Season is Almost Here!

Getting the flu can be more than just uncomfortable and inconvenient, it can also be dangerous. Many people, especially the elderly, are hospitalized for serious flu complications each year. That’s why at Reliant Medical Group we encourage all patients six months and older to make sure they get a flu vaccination each year.

Our 2016 flu clinic schedule is listed below. All Reliant Medical Group patients can attend our flu vaccination clinics. The schedule has been reduced somewhat this year as we are encouraging patients to make appointments with their medical provider to receive their flu shot.

Please be aware that the FluMist nasal spray vaccine is not being offered this flu season. This is because the nasal flu mist vaccine was deemed ineffective during the previous flu season by an advisory panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For this reason, all flu vaccinations will have to be given by injection this year. More detailed information on the flu and flu vaccinations is available here.

Milford: Saturday, October 15th, 9:00am – noon. Adult patients only. (176 West St., Milford)

Webster: Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday September 29th, 9:00am – noon and 1-4pm; Wednesday, October 12th  9:00am – noon; Thursday, October 13th 1:00 – 4:00pm, Wednesday, October 19th 1:00 – 4:00pm; Thursday, October 20th, 9:00am – noon. Adult patients only. (344 Thompson Rd., Webster)

Westborough: Saturday, October 15th, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Adult and pediatric patients. (106 East Main St., Westborough)

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  1. Posted by Jean

    Is it too late to get flu shots for my children in Westborough. We missed the clinic dates.

    November 8, 2016 12:36 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Jean. It’s not too late! You can always make an appointment for you or your children to get flu shots.

      November 8, 2016 12:37 pm Reply
  2. Posted by John DeBardeleben

    Ther is always a very good turn out in Leominster for the Flu clinic why is it by appointment this year?

    September 30, 2016 8:36 am Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi John. Many sites have decided not to hold large flu clinics because of dwindling interest from the patients. It no longer made sense when few patients participated (used to be thousands and has dwindled down to only a few hundred). Many patients now receive their vaccines when they see their providers or at mini flu clinics held at the sites. For information about the mini clinics, please call the site.

      September 30, 2016 2:02 pm Reply
  3. Posted by Deboarah Hachey

    Hi. Why have they stopped doing the flu clinics in Leominster and other surrounding areas ? Thank-You

    September 29, 2016 11:20 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Deborah. Many sites are not holding flu clinics because of dwindling interest from the patients. You can still feel free to make an appointment with your preferred site to get your flu shot!

      September 30, 2016 2:03 pm Reply
  4. Posted by Suzanne Feldman

    When can I get a flu shot at May Street, Worcester

    September 29, 2016 5:59 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Suzanne, please contact your doctor’s office and they will be able to set up an appointment for you!

      September 30, 2016 9:17 am Reply
  5. Posted by Valorie Ferguson

    Sad that you no longer are doing it in Fitchburg. When you did the clinic it didn’t cost me, making an appointment just for a flu shot now will cost me an office visit and take a doctor away from administering to those who need medical help. Dosn’t make fiscal or medical sense!

    September 29, 2016 5:45 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Valorie. The attendance at our flu clinics have been dwindling which is why many sites have decided not to do flu clinics. The office visits are quick and if you are coming in for only a flu shot then you will not be billed a copay. The appointment is with a nurse rather than your primary care provider.

      September 30, 2016 2:06 pm Reply
  6. Posted by Vicki Kravitz

    Why aren’t you offering more clinics? It would seem to be much more cost effective rather than have so many people go through their doctors!!

    September 29, 2016 5:14 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Vicki. Many of our sites have stopped doing flu clinics because it no longer made sense when few patients participated (used to be thousands and has dwindled down to only a few hundred). There is no cost to you if you make an appointment with your preferred site to receive your flu shot!

      September 30, 2016 2:04 pm Reply
  7. Posted by Marc Sclamo

    Is Worcester or Auburn having clinics?

    September 29, 2016 3:42 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Marc, Worcester and Auburn are doing flu shots by appointment only.

      September 29, 2016 3:50 pm Reply
  8. Posted by Carl Johnson

    What about Worcester location?

    September 29, 2016 3:17 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Carl, our Worcester locations are doing flu shots by appointment only.

      September 29, 2016 3:51 pm Reply
  9. Posted by Sara

    I need more day and time options! Especially Westboro.

    September 29, 2016 3:04 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Sara. We appreciate your feedback. Please note that if you can’t make any of the flu clinics you can always make an appointment for your flu shot.

      September 29, 2016 3:52 pm Reply
  10. Posted by Roger Kohin

    It’s too bad that the Reliant flu vaccination clinics aren’t doing it again in Worcester as in past years. May Street is rather more convenient that my doctor’s office in St. Vincent’s Hospital. A couple of hours as a flu clinic on a Saturday morning would be nice.

    September 29, 2016 2:51 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Roger. Thank you for your input, we appreciate it! Please remember that we also take appointments for flu shots.

      September 29, 2016 3:53 pm Reply
  11. Posted by Bill Lorigan

    What about the Leominster location?

    September 29, 2016 2:41 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Bill, our Leominster location is doing flu shots by appointment only.

      September 29, 2016 2:53 pm Reply

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