Flu Cases Now Widespread

State Of Tennessee Dept. Of Health:

TENNESSEANS REMINDED OF NEED FOR FLU VACCINE……

Seasonal Flu Cases Now Widespread in Tennessee Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread in our state. But it’s not too late to vaccinate!

The Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect vulnerable people around them, their families and themselves from the flu virus. “This is the earliest start to an ordinary flu season in Tennessee since 2003, with seasonal flu now spreading in communities across our state,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “People who are still unvaccinated are at increased risk of getting sick and spreading the virus to others. It’s very important for people who are not yet vaccinated to do so now.”

Flu vaccine for people of all ages is widely available throughout Tennessee from primary health care providers, walk-in clinics, pharmacies and county health departments. Children covered by TennCare or without insurance that covers flu vaccine can get it for just a small administration fee at county health department clinics through the Vaccines for Children program. Children will not be turned away if parents cannot afford the administration fee.

Robertson County Health Dept. 800 S. Brown Street Springfield, TN 37172 615.384.4504

Other Flu shot locations:

Springfield Drugs 511 Memorial Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172 (615) 384-4561

CVS/Pharmacy Store #6438 903 Memorial Boulevard Springfield, TN 37172 (615)384-8481

South Side Drug Co. 1000 South Main St Springfield, TN 37172 (615)384-3546

Rite Aid #11885 2118 Memorial Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172 (615) 384-3203

Walgreens 2115 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 (615) 382-9388

Kroger Pharmacy 2600 Memorial Boulevard Springfield, TN 37172 (615) 382-9844

Greenbrier Pharmacy 2354 Hwy 41 South Greenbrier, TN 37073 (615) 643-6979 Note:

You can always contact your physician’s office to get your flu shot.

 

Jim Ball reporting Dec. 4, 2012

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