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Metro Public Health Department Offering Flu Shots at All Three Health Centers

10/8/2018

The Metro Public Health Department has received shipment of the seasonal flu vaccine and is offering the vaccine at all three Health Department's locations.

Flu shots are offered Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Health Department's East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane; Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Avenue; and the new Lentz Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue.

The fee for flu vaccine is $25.00 for adults with private insurance, and a sliding scale is available if needed. TennCare and Medicare Part B insurance are accepted and fully cover the $25.00 fee (please remember to bring your Medicare Part B insurance card).

Flu vaccine offers the best protection against influenza. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials say it is not too early to get a flu shot. According to CDC, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year.

While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it's especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  • Pregnant women
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
  • Health care workers
  • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
  • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

For more information about flu shots, please call 615-340-5616 option 8, or visit the Health Department's website at health.nashville.gov.