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Metro Public Health Department Begins Offering Free Flu Shots February 3

February 2, 2017

Flu shots given at all three health centers
Not too late to get a flu shot

The Metro Public Health Department is making it easier to get the best protection against influenza by offering free flu shots for Davidson County residentsFlu shots at all three health centers will be free starting February 3rd. Health officials say it is not too late to get a flu shot.

Metro Health officials are following the Tennessee Department of Health by offering the vaccine at no charge.

Free flu shots are available on a walk-in basis from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday at all three Health Department locations:

  • East Health Center
    1015 East Trinity Lane
  • Lentz Health Center
    2500 Charlotte Ave.
  • Woodbine Health Center
    224 Oriel Ave.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that this year’s vaccine is a good match for the flu strains currently circulating in the U.S.

CDC recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone over the age of six months. Flu vaccine for people of all ages is widely available in Nashville and throughout Tennessee from Health Department clinics, primary health care providers, walk-in clinics, groceries and pharmacies. The flu vaccine is especially important for people at high risk for serious illness or death from influenza such as the elderly, pregnant women and young children, as well as healthcare workers and family and friends of anyone at high risk. Expectant mothers should be vaccinated during pregnancy to protect themselves and pass protection on to their unborn babies.

For more information about flu shots offered by the Metro Public Health Department call 615-340-5616.