Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAH), and at Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC), are by appointment only. We are not able to accept walk-in patients at this time.

We offer two convenient locations—in Windsor and Woodstock, Vermont—for flu vaccinations. To make an appointment, please find the appointment phone number for each location below.

Please bring your insurance card to your appointment to ensure easy and accurate processing.

Appointments by location

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Appointments are required. Please call (802) 674-7300.

Visit our Locations & Directions page for address and directions.

Ottauquechee Health Center

Appointments are required. Please call (802) 457-3030.

Visit our Locations & Directions page for address and directions.

Home care advice for the flu

  • For most people, influenza is just a “bad” cold. The dangers of influenza for normal, healthy people (2 to 65 years of age) are minimal. Treatment of influenza depends on the child’s main symptoms. Bed rest is unnecessary.
  • For a runny nose with profuse discharge, blow or suction the nose.
  • For a blocked nose use nasal washes
    • Importance: a young infant can’t nurse or drink from a bottle unless the nose is open.
    • Use over-the-counter saline drops or saline rinse preparations (if unsure of proper use, call doctor's office for instruction)
    • Humidifier: If the air in your home is dry use a humidifier
  • Fever medicine: For fever greater than 102 or aches, use acetaminophen or ibuprofen (never use Aspirin because of strong link with Reye Syndrome)
  • Cough medicine: For a mild cough or hoarseness use ½ to 1 teaspoon of honey (maybe mixed with warm water) for children over the age of 1 year. For children over 4 years, use cough drops.
  • Sore throat:
    • Children older than 1 can sip warm chicken broth or apple juice.
    • Children older than 4 can suck on hard candy or lollipops.
    • Children older than 6 can gargle with warm water and a little bit of table salt.
  • Contagiousness: Spread is rapid because the incubation period is only 24 to 36 hours and the virus is very contagious.

Expected course of the flu

  • Fever usually lasts 2 to 3 days
  • Runny nose usually lasts 5 to 10 days
  • Cough usually lasts 2 to 3 weeks

When to call the doctor

  • Fever lasts more than 3 days
  • Fever goes away for more than 24 hrs and then returns
  • Nasal discharge lasts for more than 14 days
  • Your child’s condition becomes worse