Public health officials are urging Islanders to participate in a free, Islandwide flu clinic that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7. The free clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With flu shot supply still limited on the Vineyard, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced on Wednesday that an Islandwide flu clinic would be held on Nov. 7 at the regional high school.

Heightened demand for flu vaccinations and slow distribution statewide are causing a temporary shortage of the vaccine for many Island suppliers.

With growing global concern over the coronavirus, Island health officials are bracing for another historic year for a more familiar virus: the flu.


Flu season is bad this year across the country and Island health care leaders are taking note, with an extra immunization clinic announced this week.


A total of 528 people of all ages received flu vaccines this weekend through the Island boards of health annual flu clinic.