Portsmouth Health District in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health and the Portsmouth Medical Reserve Corps. is offering FREE seasonal FLU vaccination for age 6 months and up. NO insurance, NO co-pays, NO fees! Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth Campus, 120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701. Enter off of McLean Street. FREE USB drive and tissue pack for the first 400 receiving vaccination. Help us exercise our emergency response plans by participating in this event.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. The "seasonal flu season" in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating in the population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community. For more information about how flu vaccines work and the types of flu vaccines that are available visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm