Free flu vaccines available across Shelby County | Health
As the flu spreads across the country, Shelby County health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated as we approach the peak of the flu season.
The Shelby County Health Department says even though the flu is hitting the country hard, it is not too late to get vaccinated. The add that the vaccine is safe, effective and recommended for anyone six months old or older.
"We strongly encourage you to receive the vaccine to protect yourself and others," said Helen Morrow, M.D., SCHD.
People at higher risk of getting the flu include pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with chronic illnesses or compromised immune systems.
Free flu vaccines are available for free at all of the Shelby County Health Department clinics. The hours of operation for each clinic is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified.
Hickory Hill Clinic
6590 Kirby Center Cove
8225 Highway 51 N.
814 Jefferson Ave, Room 216
Shelby Crossing Clinic
6170 Macon Road
Southland Mall Clinic
1215 Southland Mall-Inside Mall
(Tue. and Th., 8- 4:30 p.m.)
Symptoms of the flu include the following:
- Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
If you experience any of these symptoms, you are encouraged to contact your health care provider.
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