Flu Shots Are Required For All Chelsea Public School Students



State public health officials announced that Influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students will be expected to have received a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 influenza season, unless either a medical or religious exemption is provided. Also exempted are K-12 students who are homeschooled and higher education students who are completely off-campus and engaged in remote learning only. This new flu immunization requirement to enter school in January is in addition to existing vaccine requirements for all those attending child care, preschool, K-12, and colleges and universities in Massachusetts. Elementary and secondary students in districts and schools that are using a remote education model are not exempt.

Where to get your flu shot:


CVS Broadway

324 Broadway, Chelsea



Weekdays  8AM-9PM

Weekends 9AM-8PM

Insurance will be billed, pay cash if no insurance


CVS Revere Beach Parkway  

1010 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea



Weekdays  8AM-9PM

Weekends  9AM-8PM

Insurance will be billed, pay cash if no insurance

>9 years old


1010 Broadway, Chelsea


Walk-in, or can schedule appointment in app/on website

Weekdays 9AM-9PM

Saturday  9AM-6PM

Sunday  10AM-6PM

Insurance will be billed,  pay cash if no insurance

> 9 years old

MGH Patients

MGH Chelsea

151 Everett Ave, Chelsea


Call to schedule appointment at one of their flu clinics

Insurance will be billed

all ages, newborn – 20yo

MGH Boston Flu Clinic 

Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation

2 North Grove Street, Boston

Walk-in – no appointment needed

September 22 through December 12

Mon-Fri  7AM-6PM

Saturday  8AM-12PM

> 9 years old

Insurance will be billed

free parking for 1 hour in MGH garage

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Patients

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center  

10 Gove St, East Boston


Call to schedule appointment

Insurance will be billed

all ages, newborn – 18yo