Richmond City Health District offering FREE FLU SHOTS at Wal-Mart and Big Apple Supermarket on Friday, November 4th

October 25, 2016


  • George Jones, 804-205-3735
  • Patrick Holland, 804-205-3753
  • Charles Lee, 804-205-3735

(Richmond, VA) – The Richmond City Health District wants you to get your flu shot early, and they’re coming to you.  Free flu vaccination will be offered to the public, Friday, November 4th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 2210 Sheila Lane (off Forest Hill Avenue), and also at the Big Apple Supermarket, 2916 Jefferson Davis Highway.

Free flu shots will be available to adults and children age 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No insurance or identification is required.

This is part of the Richmond Health District’s annual immunization exercise which tests their ability to vaccinate Richmond residents quickly in the event of an emergency requiring prophylaxis of the city’s population.  The free flu shot event is a convenient opportunity to get protection for the whole family at no cost.

As we enter flu season, heath experts agree that vaccination is the best protection against the flu virus. Vaccination is recommended for everyone six-months of age and older. It’s especially important for people with chronic health conditions, healthcare workers, young children, and people who work around children. Pregnant women should also be sure to get protection from the flu.

For more information about the free flu shot events on November 4th, call 205-3734 or visit the Richmond Health Department on Facebook:

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