Local Health Care Systems to Offer Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

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Riverside Health System is providing free flu shots across the peninsula (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
Riverside Health System and Sentara Healthcare are hosting free flu vaccine clinics. (WYDaily file/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

HAMPTON ROADS — With flu season approaching, local major health care systems will soon host free flu shot clinics for communities.

Sentara Healthcare and Riverside Health System will host free flu vaccine clinics this fall.

Riverside

Riverside will host several free drive-thru and walk-up clinics throughout the region for both flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Patients 12 and older can receive the flu and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at the same time, with one in each arm, including second and third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with proof of prior vaccination.

Riverside’s vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Medical Offices/Newport Square

856 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News

  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Outdoor Clinic (park and walk-up)

Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center – Peninsula

12650 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News

  • Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Medical Office Building – Hampton

850 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton

  • Wednesday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

7519 Hospital Dr. in Gloucester

  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg

1500 Commonwealth Ave. in Williamsburg

  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Cancer Care Center (on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center)

12100 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News

  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Family Medicine at the Brentwood Medical Center

10510 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Primary Care Community Clinic/Community Free Clinic of Newport News

727 – 25th St. in Newport News

  • Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic

Riverside Medical Office Building – Hampton

850 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton

Masking is required at all times at the clinics, and temperature checks and safety screenings will be required prior to any patient receiving a flu shot.

Sentara 

On Saturday, Oct. 2, Sentara will host 17 free, drive-thru flu clinics throughout Virginia and northeast North Carolina, adding five more clinic locations from last year.

Sentara said that each location will be prepared to administer between 300-700 flu shots, and more than 7,500 flu vaccines in one day throughout all locations.

The drive-thru flu vaccine clinics will run from 8 a.m. until noon, or until all shots are given.

No appointment is needed, and shots will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Adults 18 years and older can receive a free flu shot without leaving their car. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at all timesm and a mask is required in order to get a flu shot.

A full list of locations can be found on Sentara’s website.

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