High-dose flu vaccines available at the Senior Center in West Springfield

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Senior Center is holding a flu vaccine clinic for West Springfield residents.

The clinic is being held on Wednesday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Council on Aging located on 128 Park Street. Appointments are available for all ages by calling the Senior Center at 413-263-3264, no walk-ins will be accepted.

Each participant will be entered to win a $50 gift card. For more details visit TownofWestSpringfield.org.

High-dose vaccines will be available for those who are 65 years or older. Flu vaccinations include:

  • Quadrivalent flu vaccine, which provides protection against four strains of the flu: the influenza A H3N2 virus, the influenza A H1N1 virus, and two strains of influenza B virus
  • FLUAD, a quadrivalent vaccine with adjuvant, an ingredient that helps create a stronger immune response to vaccination, approved for people 65 and older
  • Fluzone HD, a high-dose quadrivalent vaccine indicated for patients 65 and older

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