Free flu shots available in Washington County, Tenn.

POSTED: 10:24 AM Jan 21 2014   UPDATED: 11:29 AM Jan 21 2014
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

The Washington County/Johnson City Health Department continues to provide free flu vaccinations to area residents until vaccine supplies are depleted.

A flu vaccine clinic for individuals 19 years and older will be held at the health department on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are not necessary for this clinic. The clinic is designed to allow people to be able to get in and out quickly.

"Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and the Washington County /Johnson City Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year," said Amanda McElyea, nursing director. "It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so we want everyone who hasn't had their flu vaccine to get it now".

The flu vaccine will be provided at no charge to patients.  

The clinic is located at 219 Princeton Road.  For more information on flu vaccine, please call 423-975-2200.