The Free Clinics will offer free flu shots to community members without health insurance from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at its offices at 841 Case St. in Hendersonville.
The walk-in clinic is scheduled to take place during National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6-12), an awareness week sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of yearly flu vaccination.
“As we head into the upcoming months facing the rising cases of COVID, we are still months away from a vaccine for COVID being widely available,” RN Jennifer Tarleton, TFC Clinical Services director, said in a news release.
“Developing both COVID and flu could be an even deadlier risk for many people. The nursing staff is urging the community to protect themselves and get their flu shots.”
The CDC says its more important than ever to get vaccinated for flu, especially those with certain chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. Getting vaccinated can also reduce the burden of flu illnesses on hospitals so they can focus on patients with COVID-19.
While flu shots have been encouraged nationwide since early fall, it is not too late to get a shot that will be effective for this flu season.
For more information about the Flu Shot Clinic, contact Clinical Services Director Jennifer Tarleton at 828-697-8422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.