Flu season is here with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Warren County Health Department is working to protect the entire community by providing flu vaccinations at no charge to area residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A small amount of vaccines are still available. To ensure they will be used to protect health, these vaccines will be provided at no charge to patients until supplies are depleted. Appointments may be made to receive flu vaccine, and are now being scheduled at the clinic. Patients also may walk in to request a flu vaccine any time during regular hours.
“Anyone, even healthy people, can get the flu and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age. Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and the Warren County Health Department recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year,” said Pat Williams, nursing supervisor. “It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so we want everyone who hasn’t had their flu shot to get one right away to help keep our community healthy.”
Both adults and children may receive flu vaccine. Call the Warren County Health Department at 473-8468 to book your appointment or for more information. The clinic is located at 1401 Sparta Street and open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.