Metro Public Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots December 5 Participating in State-wide Flu Shot Campaign Vaccine Offers Best Protection Against Influenza
The Metro Public Health Department will join county health departments in a special state-wide “FightFluTN” event December 5 by providing free flu shots in an effort to increase the number of people vaccinated in Nashville and across Tennessee.
All Tennessee county health departments are holding flu shot events Dec. 5, during observances of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
In addition to increasing flu vaccinations within the community, this event is also helping the Metro Public Health Department practice our ability to activate emergency Points of Dispensing, or PODs. PODs can be set up in various locations to dispense medication, equipment and other emergency supplies during times of disaster. By using flu vaccine in place of emergency medication, we can look for ways to strengthen our POD response measures and operational outcomes for future use.
Free flu shots will be available in Nashville on December 5 at the following Metro Public Health Department locations. Each clinic will be offering the shots on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
East Health Center
1015 East Trinity Lane
Lentz Health Center
2500 Charlotte Avenue
Woodbine Health Center
224 Oriel Avenue
Metro Southeast Administrative Center (Auditorium) This is not an MPHD Health Center
1417 Murfreesboro Pike
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 clinic. 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, or visit our website at health.nashville.gov.