State Health Department clinics offer free flu vaccinations, while supplies last

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:21pm

Tennessee’s county health department clinics are offering free flu vaccines for as long as supplies last, the state Department of Health announced Thursday.

The vaccines are available to those of all ages at no cost and officials are urging everyone who hasn’t yet received one to do so, both to protect themselves as well as others, particularly the young and the elderly.

Officials say the seasonal flu virus is now widespread in Tennessee.

“We have a supply of flu vaccine available and want to see as many Tennesseans vaccinated as possible to protect the health of those in our state,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner. “Getting vaccinated against the flu is the best way to protect your family, friends, coworkers and yourself from the illness.”

Flu vaccine supplies and plans to offer vaccinations will vary from county to county, so individuals are urged to contact their local county health department for information. A list of Tennessee’s county health department clinics is available online at http://health.state.tn.us/localdepartments.htm.

For more information on flu vaccine, including a tool to find vaccine providers in your area, visit the Department of Health website at http://health.state.tn.us/FluClinic/Default.aspx.