Vaccine Information and Resources

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine, and this year the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is requiring the influenza vaccine for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, and K-12 schools.

Martha's Vineyard Hospital is currently offering flu vaccinations to our primary care and pediatric patients. There are two ways to receive your flu shot:

  • Schedule an in-person appointment with your provider by calling 508-684-4500 for primary care or 508-693-3732 for pediatrics. Those who already have an upcoming appointment will have the opportunity to receive their flu shot at that time.
  • Schedule a drive through flu shot. Call 508-684-4500 to speak to someone about scheduling your drive-through flu shot. between the hours of 4pm-7pm Monday through Thursday.

Drive Through Hours:
Monday: 4pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 2:30pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 2:30pm - 7pm
Thursday: 12:30pm - 7pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, as well as efficient service at the drive-through:

  • Flu shots will be given in your car
  • MVH staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and eye shields
  • Patients are required to wear face coverings
  • Make sure your upper arm is accessible to the medical staff
  • High-dose flu shots for individuals over 65 are available

Resources, Data, Vaccination Rates and Recommended Vaccination Schedules

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Recommendations

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Vaccination Exemption Rates in Massachusetts: Dukes County has the Highest Kindergarten Student Exemption Rate of all Counties in Massachusetts

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Historical Data on Massachusetts Exemption Rates among Kindergarten Students

Vaccination Information and Data on Specific Diseases: Geographic Data on Influenza Activity

HPV Vaccine Information

HPV vaccination provides safe, effective, and long-lasting protection against cancers caused by HPV.
Over 12 years of monitoring and research have shown that HPV vaccination is very safe. Each HPV vaccine—Gardasil® 9, Gardasil®, and Cervarix®—went through years of extensive safety testing before they were licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA only licenses a vaccine if it is safe, effective, and the benefits outweigh the risks.

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