Sentara HealthCare is hosting free drive-thru flu shot clinics at 12 locations across the Peninsula, Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.
The clinics will be on Oct. 10 – 8 a.m. to noon.
No appointment is needed. Flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last, according to a news release from Sentara.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older adults, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
The drive-thru flu shot clinics are an opportunity for community members 18 years and older to receive a free flu shot without ever leaving their car. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at all times. A mask is required in order to get a flu shot.
A full list of locations can be found here: www.sentara.com/flushots
It is crucial to get the flu shot this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend getting your flu shot early this year, ideally during the month of October. Flu symptoms are very similar to those of COVID-19 and preventing the flu will save lives and preserve health care resources.
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