October 26, 2015
(Charlottesville, Va.) — The Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department is designating their immunization clinic held on Thursday, October 29 to a flu shot clinic. Influenza (flu) vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis (no appointment necessary). Residents are asked to bring their insurance card(s) with them. People without insurance can still receive the vaccine.
- Thursday, October 29 – Offering flu vaccines for anyone six months and older.
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of six months get the flu vaccine to reduce the risk of getting sick from the flu and spreading the illness to others. The vaccine is highly recommended for individuals at greater risk of flu-related complications and those who work with them: children younger than 5 years; adults 65 years of age and older; pregnant women; and those with certain medical conditions. It is important to get a flu vaccine even if you received one last year.
Flu vaccine is also available at health departments in Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. Residents can call to find out when they can get their vaccine.
Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Dept.
Address: 1138 Rose Hill Drive
Fluvanna County Health Department
Address: 132 Main St., Route 15
Greene County Health Department
Louisa County Health Department
Address: 540 Industrial Drive
Nelson County Health Department
Address: 4038 Thomas Nelson Highway
Address: 50 Stanard Street
For more information about flu vaccines, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or call the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department at 434-972-6200.