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Metro Public Health Department Begins Offering Flu Shots

9/19/2013

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.