Drive Through Flu Shots offered November 10!
TLRMC announces 4th annual Drive Through Flu Shots event
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center announced the latest Drive Through Flu Shot event has been scheduled for Saturday, November 10. Seasonal flu vaccinations will be given to residents 18 and older in the convenience of their car or truck from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until the flu vaccine lasts.
To take advantage of the Drive Through Flu shots, residents can enter the front of the TLRMC campus from the William Thomason Byway or Wallace Avenue. Signs and volunteers will direct vehicles to the overhang in front of the Cave-Bland Medical Complex. Nurses will meet people there and give them a seasonal flu shot as they sit in their vehicle. The flu shots cost $20 and can be paid with cash only.
“We have had several hundred people visit our Drive Through Flu Shot events in the past,” said Bill Oldham, Director of Planning and Marketing for Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. “People comment about how much they appreciated the convenience of being able to get their flu shot while remaining in their car or truck. We’re looking forward to another great event this year.”
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly seasonal flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal influenza. According to the CDC, while there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the seasonal viruses that research suggests will be most common. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 50 years and older. Seasonal flu vaccine also is important for health care workers, and other people who live with or care for high risk people to keep from making them sick.
More information on the flu is available at www.cdc.gov/flu.
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