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Flu Information

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Influenza 2014-2015

Potentially Severe Flu Season

The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year, and all flu surveillance systems from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows elevated activity. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal influenza.

Where to Get the Vaccine: 

  • City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services

    18 Mulberry St., Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 589-4560
    Date/Time: Immunization clinics Tuesdays 4pm to 7pm and Fridays 8:30am to 10:30am 
    No appointment needed. Please use side entrance on Elm St. after 5 p.m. Metered parking is available on the street and in the Maple St. parking lot. Handicapped parking is located next to the building on Elm St.
    Cost: $15 cash/check/ Disc/MC/Visa
    (Nobody will be denied service due to inability to pay.)

  • Rite Aid Pharmacy, 331 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 886-9210

    No appointment needed.
    Cost: $31.99 cash/check/MC/Visa

  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 283 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 889-6124

    No appointment needed
    Cost: $39.99 cash/check/MC/Visa

How to further reduce your risk:

In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, if you have not already gotten vaccinated, take these everyday preventive actions:

  • Stay away from sick people
  • If you are sick with the flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer frequently.

Flu Symptoms:

The flu usually comes on very suddenly. People who have the flu have some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish /chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Vomiting/diarrhea 

Seek medical attention if you feel you have the flu, and seek emergency medical attention if you have any of these symptoms below:

Emergency warning signs of flu sickness: 

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve, but then return with fever and worse cough


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