FLU VACCINATION CLINIC TO BE HELD AT VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 from 3 to 7 p.m.
(MARION, Va.) – Influenza, or “flu,” season continues, with this year’s especially severe strain still going strong nationally, statewide and locally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. Vaccination is still the best available defense to help prevent the flu or lessen its severity.
The Bristol City Health Department will hold a flu vaccination clinic at Virginia High School on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. We will bill insurance, as applicable, and provide vaccine free to those who are not insured. There will be no out-of-pocket cost.
“The influenza virus is easily spread,” says Karen Shelton, MD, Health Director for Mount Rogers Health District, “so it is important to limit the spread of infection by remaining home for at least 24 hours after a fever subsides, covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and washing your hands often. We encourage those who have not yet received a flu vaccine to take advantage of this opportunity.”
It is not too late to protect yourself and your loved ones.
For more information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/influenza-flu-in-virginia.