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County health departments offering free flu shots on Tuesday

John Thompson • Nov 17, 2019 at 6:37 PM

Haven’t gotten your flu shot yet? Tuesday will be a good day to go get it. What makes Tuesday so special? The shots for you and your entire family will be free.

Health departments in the region will be joining in the statewide Fight Flu TN event. The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza cases are increasing across the state.

As part of the effort, Tennessee county health departments are holding special “Fight Flu TN” flu vaccine events in every county on Tuesday, and the flu shots are free.

"It’s important for everyone in Tennessee to get a flu vaccine, as we’ve seen an increase in seasonal flu activity in Tennessee in recent weeks and expect it to be around for many more,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey. “Vaccination is still the best protection we have against this serious and potentially deadly illness.

No appointments are necessary during the specified times for the free flu shots. There are no limits on how many members of a family may get a free flu shot. Everyone over the age of 6 months may get one. No medical records are necessary.

Below are the locations and the time set aside for the free flu shots in our region:

Carter County: 2-5 p.m.;

Carter County Health Department Annex,

403 E. G St.,

Elizabethton.

Greene County: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;

Trinity United Methodist Church,

524 Tusculum Blvd.,

Greeneville.

Hancock County: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,

1359 Main St.,

Sneedeville.

Hawkins County: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,

202 E. Main Blvd.,

Church Hill.

Johnson County: 3-6 p.m.;

Johnson County Health Department Annex;

715 W. Main St.,

Mountain City.

Unicoi County: 3-7 p.m.:

Erwin Town Hall,

211 N. Main St.

Erwin.

Washington County: 1-4 p.m.;

Wesley United Methodist Church,

225 Princeton Road,

Johnson City.

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