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Here’s where you can get a free flu shot on the Peninsula

Riverside Health System is providing free flu shots across the peninsula (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
Riverside Health System is providing free flu shots across the peninsula (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

Riverside Health is providing free flu shots across the Peninsula, including Williamsburg, Hampton and Newport News.

The free shots are available while supplies last for people 14 years old and older.

The vaccine takes two weeks to take affect.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus, which can cause mild to severe illness, according to Riverside’s news release.

While flu season usually occurs in the fall and winter months, the length and severity of each flu season is unpredictable and constantly changing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC recommends people 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. Pregnant women, children younger than 5 years old and adults 65 years and older are at a higher risk for developing more serious flu symptoms.

Some preventative measures include washing your hands, avoiding close contact with people who are sick and getting vaccinated.

See the list of flu shot locations below.

Williamsburg

  • Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg First-floor Lobby, 1500 Commonwealth Ave. on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hampton

  • Hampton Medical Office Building First-floor Lobby, 850 Enterprise Pkwy. on Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newport News

For more information about the flu clinics, visit Riverside Health System’s website or call 757-316-5800.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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