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Your care team at Dana-Farber wants to do everything possible to limit your exposure to infection during cold and flu season, which begins in early fall and lasts until spring.
People with certain chronic health conditions, including cancer, have a higher risk of becoming ill with the flu. A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu. Your care team recommends protecting yourself with a flu shot, available to patients at Dana-Farber.
If you have an appointment for infusion, you may receive the vaccine from your infusion nurse during treatment.
If you have an exam or clinic appointment, ask your provider about receiving the vaccine.
Vaccinations are available to Dana-Farber patients only.
If you are a satellite center patient, please ask your doctor or nurse about getting a flu shot.
Pediatric families can schedule their child's flu vaccine in the Jimmy Fund Clinic.
Your local health center or doctor's office may offer the flu vaccine as well. You may also get a flu shot at other locations in your community, such as boards of health, senior centers, or local drug stores. Please encourage your family members and close friends to get the flu vaccine, as well.
If you are the parent of a pediatric patient, please help your child follow the guidelines above.