Important Information About COVID-19

All patients and visitors are screened for possible symptoms of COVID-19 and given a mask to wear. If you have upper respiratory symptoms including fever, sore throat, or cough, please postpone your visit. The flu clinic is often busiest during the early morning and late afternoon. To minimize crowding and promote physical distancing, patients are encouraged to plan their visit outside of these times. The flu shot does not protect against COVID-19.

Visiting Mass General with a Cough or Fever

If you have a cough or fever and have an appointment at Mass General or want to visit a patient, here's what to do.

Flu Basics

How to identify the flu, how to treat it, and how to identify the warning signs of serious flu complications.

Flu or common cold?

View our helpful flu or cold checklist.

Preparing Children for Flu Season

Information about the flu from MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Other Flu Resources

Use these helpful resources to find further information about seasonal and H1N1 flu.

Boston Public Health Commission Flu Information Center

What to know about influenza and vaccinations in Boston

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Official Massachusetts flu site

Centers for Disease Control

The national flu information website

World Health Organization

WHO's website about the flu all over the world

Healthfinder.gov

A presentation on how to prevent the flu, from Healthfinder.gov

Cancer and Flu from the CDC

Living with cancer increases your risk for flu complications. This page from the Centers for Disease Control has information about how to prevent them.

Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-2021 Season

Find answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.