Metro Public Health Department Begins Offering Flu Shots
CDC Recommends Flu Shot For Anyone Over 6 Months Old
NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 19, 2013-- Metro Public Health Department announced today they have received their full shipment of 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccine. Flu shots are now available at all three Health Department locations: Lentz Health Center, 311 23rd Ave. North, East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane, and Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Avenue. Vaccinations are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at each clinic.
The Health Department offers flu shots for a $20 fee (TennCare and Medicare Part B are accepted). Flu shots will be offered on a walk-in basis throughout the Fall and Winter- no appointment is necessary.
The flu shot offers the best available protection against influenza. The Centers for Disease Control recommends flu shots for anyone 6 months and older. Influenza season typically begins in Nashville in late December or early January.
For more information call the Flu Shot Hotline at (615) 340-5616 and select option 5.