Shelby County Health Department distributing free flu vaccines | Events
(WMC-TV) – The 2012-2013 Flu season has already begun in Shelby County and throughout much of the mid-South, forcing some schools to close for the remainder of the week.
This week is also National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the Shelby County Health Department will administer free flu vaccines this Saturday, Dec. 8.
That’s right, free! The health department has dubbed this event a sort of “grand finale” to National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The health department will administer the free vaccinations, while supplies last, on Saturday, December 8th, from noon until 4 p.m. at the front entrance of Southland Mall.
Families with children are especially encouraged to attend, and the event is open to all the public
Individuals who meet the following guidelines may be prone to influenza:
- Children under age 5, and especially under age 2.
- Women who are pregnant
- People who have chronic illnesses (asthma, heart or lung disease)
- Adults over age 65
- Those who live in nursing homes or related facilities
- Those who live with other individuals who are at high risk for influenza.
Common symptoms of the flu are fever, sore throat, cough, stuffy or runny nose, minor muscle aches and pains, and fatigue.
For more information on in event, click here.
Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.