The Richmond City Health District wants you to get your flu shot. Enough so that they’re bringing the shots to the community.
Free flu vaccinations will be offered to the public on Friday, November 2nd at two locations: the Southside Community Service Center, 4100 Hull Street Road, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Walmart, 2210 Sheila Lane (off Forest Hill Avenue) from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
No insurance or ID is required. Free flu shots will be available to adults and children who are school age and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear short sleeves for convenience.
The effort is part of the Richmond Health District’s annual immunization exercise which tests their ability to vaccinate Richmond residents quickly in the event of an emergency requiring prophylaxis of the entire city’s population. The free flu shot event is a great opportunity to get protection for yourself or the whole family at no cost.
Health experts agree that vaccination is the best protection against the flu virus. Vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age and older. It’s especially important for people with chronic health conditions, health care workers, young children, and people who work around children. Pregnant women should also be sure to get protection from the flu.
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