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Richmond City Health District Offering FREE FLU SHOTS at Walmart and Southside Community Service Center

When: Fri., Nov. 2 2018

The Richmond City Health District wants you to get your flu shot, and they’re bringing it to you! Free flu vaccinations will be offered to the public, Friday, November 2nd at two locations: the Southside Community Service Center, 4100 Hull Street Road, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Walmart, 2210 Sheila Lane (off Forest Hill Avenue) from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. No insurance of ID is required for anyone! Free flu shots will be available to adults and children who are school age and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear short sleeves for convenience. This is part of the Richmond Health District’s annual immunization exercise which tests their ability to vaccinate Richmond residents quickly in the event of an emergency requiring prophylaxis of the entire city’s population. The free flu shot event is a great opportunity to get protection for the whole family at no cost. Heath experts agree that vaccination is the best protection against the flu virus. Vaccination is recommended for everyone six-months of age and older. It’s especially important for people with chronic health conditions, healthcare workers, young children, and people who work around children. Pregnant women should also be sure to get protection from the flu. For more information about the November 2nd flu shot events, visit the Richmond City Health District website at rchd.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichmondCityHealthDistrict For information about influenza and preventing the flu, visit www.flu.gov.

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