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CDC Says The Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Weston

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Boston than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Weston-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.)

Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low to moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Weston that offer the vaccine:

Walgreens

Rite Aid

Weston Board of Health -- The Board of Health offered flu vaccine clinics earlier this fall. For anyone who missed out on those opportunities, about 50 doses of the vaccine are still available, for free, through the town's community nurse, but you must schedule an appointment. Call 781-786-5030 to schedule an appointment and bring your insurance information with you (even though the vaccination is free.)

More locations near Weston

According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. 

Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.

Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

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