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November 19, 2010

For More Information Contact

  • Lee Wonson RN, nurse manager, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, 540-283-5050
  • Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, 540-381-7100, x 151 or 540-580-2960

BE SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts partner with Valley Metro to offer flu shots downtown

(Roanoke, VA) – The Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts, in partnership with Valley Metro will offer seasonal flu vaccine to everyone ages six months and up, at the Valley Metro store front on Campbell Avenue.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
  • TIME: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Campbell Court, 17-31 Campbell Avenue

Next to the downtown bus depot (Same place as last year)

All community members are welcome to participate. Vaccine is available on a first-come, first-served basis, all insurances are accepted and there will be no charge for those without a payment source. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“The best way to protect you and your family from flu is to get the flu vaccine. We are working to make it convenient for you, so don’t miss these opportunities! Get vaccinated now,” reminds Stephanie Harper, M.D., director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts.

“The vaccine is effective and safe; since viruses in a flu shot have been killed, they cannot cause the flu,” continued Dr. Harper. “Like all vaccines, it stimulates the immune system to protect you against the flu, but does not cause the flu.”

Local health department locations:

  • Botetourt County Health Department, 21 Academy St., Fincastle, 540-473-8240
  • Covington Health Department, 321 Beech St., Covington, 540-962-2173
  • Craig County Health Department, 161 Main St., New Castle, 540-864-5136
  • Roanoke City Health Department, 1502 Williamson Rd., N.E., 2nd Floor, Roanoke, 540-283-5050.
  • Salem Health Department, 105 E. Calhoun St., Salem, 540-387-5530
  • Vinton Health Department, 227 S. Pollard St., Vinton, 540-857-7800

For more information call your local health department or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov.

 

Last Updated: 07-30-2011

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