No, Framingham residents, children and adults, may come to our Nursing Office at 113 Concord StFramingham, MA01702.
If the vaccinations are for a person under 18 years of age, they need a vaccine request form from the school, and must be accompanied by a parent or relative.
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Yes, we will offer a number of clinics to the public during the flu season, following the guidelines we receive from the Massachusetts Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to determine priorities of age and medical conditions. All flu clinics are promoted on our website, our hotline number (508-532-5470), newspapers of general circulation, radio, cable, twitter, libraries, and other City buildings.
It depends on the age of the child and any prior vaccinations received. The School Health Services will give you a list of the vaccines required for school. Bring that list with you to the Nursing office 113 Concord StFramingham, MA 01702 during one of the public clinics. We will provide the paperwork for you to bring back to the school. the Health Department has each vaccine that is required for students in grades K-12. The Framingham Health Department participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System which logs all vaccines given by this office (and any historical vaccine information that is provided to us) to an online registry. This will make it easier for residents of the Commonwealth and their Health Care Providers to access their important vaccine records.
There is a sharps kiosk for residents of Framingham. It is located at 1 William Welch Way inside the lobby of the Framingham Police Station Headquarters (open 24/7). Needles must be in hard plastic containers. Needles may NOT be disposed of in household trash.
There is a prescription kiosk located at 1 William Welch Way inside the lobby of the Framingham Police Station which is open 24/7. The kiosk is for pills only. Do not put bottles, bubble packs or other pill containers inside the kiosk. If you are not able to get to the police station, please crush the pills, do not put medication of any kind down the drain or flush in the waste-water system (toilet). The preferred method is to crush medication and add to a garbage item such as kitty litter or coffee grounds (so that animals do not find it palatable) and dispose of in your regular household trash. Do not put it in the recycling bin. Do not put controlled medication bottles in the recycling bin. You do not want to alert anyone that there might be those substances in the home. If you have any questions, you can call the Board of Health Hotline 508-532-5478 or the main number 508-532-5470.