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Riverside to give free flu shots in Hampton and Newport News

Riverside Health System will give free flu shots in Hampton, Newport News and other locations starting next Thursday.

According to the CDC, the body doesn’t develop antibodies against the flu until two weeks after receiving the flu vaccine and recommends that everyone, including infants 6 months and older, should get the vaccine this year.

Riverside will administer the flu shots at the locations below while supplies last:

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center – Peninsula
    12650 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to noon
    Riverside Medical Office Building – Hampton
    850 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Riverside Regional Medical Center Main Lobby
    500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News
Riverside will give out free flu shots to the public starting next week in Hampton, Newport News and other locations (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Riverside Health System)
Riverside will give out free flu shots to the public starting next week in Hampton, Newport News and other locations (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Riverside Health System)

There is no appointment or paperwork needed to receive a flu shot. Only individuals 14 years old and older can receive the flu shot and minors, 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

The flu shots are available to the public on a walk-in basis. For a complete list of flu shot clinics and other information, visit the Riverside 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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