Influenza, commonly known as "the flu" is caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu usually spreads through the air from person to person, when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
The New Hampshire flu season typically peaks in February or March, so it is wise to get a flu shot between October and the end of December for maximum protection against the flu. However, if you did not get your flu shot yet, it is not too late. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone, six months and older get a flu vaccine, and LRGHealthcare supports this recommendation.
Many doctor offices offer the flu vaccine. LRGHealthcare urges you to see your primary care provider to receive your flu shot. Flu vaccines are also available for anyone three years* or older at the following LRGHealthcare network locations:
Lakes Region General Hospital
Franklin Regional Hospital
Flu Vaccines are offered Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, by appointment only in Franklin Regional Hospital's Infusion Transfusion Department.
Please call 934-2060, ext 8222 to schedule an appointment.
For more information about flu shot availability at Lakes Region General Hospital or Franklin Regional Hospital, please call the LRGHealthcare Flu Hotline at 527-7069.
For more information about the Laconia Clinic Flu Shot availability, please call the Laconia Clinic Flu Hotline at 527-2752.
*If your child is under the age of three, please call your child’s pediatrician to schedule a time for a pediatric flu vaccination.