December 2, 2010
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FREE FLU VACCINATION FRIDAY DECEMBER 3RD AT CUMBERLAND PLATEAU HEALTH DISTRICT CLINICS
(LEBANON, Va.) – The Cumberland Plateau Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine to everyone ages six months and up as part of preparedness exercises at the following clinics on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
Vaccine is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge and with no appointment needed for anyone who wishes to protect themselves and those they love from the flu. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. While supplies last, there will be a choice of vaccine types, either injection or mist and preservative free vaccine is available.
“As you make ready for your family gatherings, stop by the health department tomorrow and get a free flu vaccine. This could be the best present you receive this year protecting yourself and your loved ones,” said John Dreyzehner, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Cumberland Plateau Health District. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and it's about more than personal protection, it's about protecting other people too,” he said.
“This will also be an opportunity for us to exercise our ability to rapidly mobilize a dispensing site and exercise our emergency vaccination plans,” said Kenneth Hayes, emergency planner for the Cumberland Plateau Health District. “We are very fortunate this year to be able to offer free seasonal flu vaccine at our health departments.”
For more information, call your local health department listed above, or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov.