Free flu shots available locally

With flu season fast approaching, the Boston Public Health Commission recommends flu shots for the following groups considered most at-risk for infection and serious illness, including children aged 6 months to 5 years, pregnant women, people 50 years of age and older and those of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.

Locally, free flu shots are available for residents at the following health care facilities: Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington St. (Tuesdays, 9-11a.m., 3-5p.m.; Wed. 9-11a.m., 3-5p.m., and 6-7:30p.m.; Thur. 5-7:30p.m.; Fri 10:30a.m.-12p.m.; Sat , 10a.m.-12: 30p.m.

Caritas Carney Hospital Clinics are planned for the following times and sites: Saturday, Oct. 18, 3-5:30 p.m. at St. Brendan's Church,589 Gallivan Blvd; Sunday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.- noon, St. Peter's Church, 309 Bowdoin St.; Sunday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.- noon, St. Gregory's Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave.; Wednesday, Oct. 29, 8:30-10 a.m., Caritas Carney Hospital, Medical Clinic, basement fl.; Sunday, Nov. 2, 9-11:30 a.m., St. Mark's Church,1725 Dorchester Ave.; Wednesday, Nov. 5, Caritas Carney Hospital, 8:30-10 a.m. Medical Clinic, basement; and 4-6:30 p.m. in Area C, basement.

Upham's Corner Health Center will offer the following:

UCHC High Risk Flu Clinic:Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10-1 p.m. and Tuesday, October 28 - 4-7 p.m.

UCHC Community Flu Clinics: Wednesday, Nov. 5 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4 to 7 p.m.