Immunizations & Vaccines

Protect your family -
Protect our island community


Vaccines are among the most important medical tools at our disposal to protect ourselves, our children and our community. They are safe, effective, and readily available at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Immunizing yourself and your loved ones against vaccine-preventable diseases can keep you well, save your family time and money, but most importantly, it could save your child’s life and the lives of others who may be unable to receive vaccinations. At Nantucket Cottage Hospital, our family physicians and consulting pediatricians can explain the benefits of vaccinations, and get your child on the appropriate immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Please contact your primary care physician for more information and to get your family members up date with their immunizations.

NCH Flu Vaccinations for the 2020-21 Season

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Save time by getting your flu shot safely and conveniently at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital drive-through. No appointment is necessary, and flu shots can be provided at no out of pocket cost with most insurance plans. Learn more. 


Vaccination Exemption Rates In Massachusetts

  • Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 years Old [PDF]
  • Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 years Old [PDF]
  • Recommended Immunizations for Adults [PDF]

Meet our Team

Margaret M. Koehm, MD

Primary Care, Women's Health, OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY