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. 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 are offering the flu vaccine. LRGHealthcare urges you to see your primary care provider to receive your flu shot. Beginning October 1, Flu vaccines will also be available for anyone three years* or older at the following LRGHealthcare network locations:
Lakes Region General Hospital
Flu Clinics will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 - 4:30 pm at LRGH.
(Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the clinic will not be administering vaccines November 26 – 28)
Franklin Regional Hospital
Flu Vaccines will be 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 Laconia Clinic and Caring for Women patients, flu shots will be offered for adult and pediatric patients on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to noon, and 1:30- 5:00pm
at the Laconia Clinic, 724 North Main Street.
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.