Immunizations

Vaccinations save the lives of more than 3 million people worldwide each year and prevent millions of others from suffering from diseases and permanent disabilities. Vaccinations help keep children and adults healthy. 

  • Check with your doctor (or your child's doctor) to make sure you and your child are up-to-date with all vaccinations.
  • If you need help finding vaccines for you or your child for any reason, call the Health Department. We can assist you in finding a vaccination site that suits your needs. 

Please note that the Immunization Center at Lowell General Hospital is permanently closed at this time.

Routine Vaccines

Routine vaccines are those recommended for everyone in the United States, depending on age and vaccine history. Most people think of these as childhood vaccines that you get before starting school, but there are also routine vaccines for adolescents and adults. Check with your doctor (or your child's doctor) to make sure you and your child are up-to-date with all vaccinations.

Click here for more information about the vaccines your child needs.

Click here for more information about the vaccines you may need as an adult.

Travel Vaccines

International travel increases your chances of getting and spreading diseases that are rare or not found in United States.

Make an appointment with your healthcare provider or a travel health specialist that takes place at least one month before you leave. They can help you get destination-specific vaccines, medicines, and information. Discussing health concerns as well as your itinerary and planned activities with your provider allows them to give more specific advice and recommendations.

Click here for a directory of travel health specialists.

Click here for more information on how to stay healthy while traveling.

Flu Vaccine

Influenza (flu) vaccines (often called “flu shots”) are vaccines that protect against the four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Most flu vaccines are “flu shots” given with a needle, usually in the arm, but there also is a nasal spray flu vaccine. 

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year with rare exceptions. 

The Lowell Health Department offers free flu vaccines (regular and high dose) for people 18 years and older with or without insurance. You can also find out where to get a flu vaccine by visiting vaccines.gov/flu or asking your primary care provider.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone 6 months and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Click here to visit the Lowell Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine page.

  1. Public Health Division

    Physical Address
    107 Merrimack Street, 4th Flr
    Lowell, MA 01852

    Phone: : 978-674-4308
    Fax: : 978-970-4011

    Hours


    Monday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Learn More

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