Free Flu Vaccine Available At Robertson County Health Department
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Robertson County Health Department reminds everyone the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated. Peak flu season is here, but you still have time to get vaccinated. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, and is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and for those with chronic medical conditions.
Starting February 8, 2016, free flu vaccinations are available at the Robertson County Health Department for both adults and children.
“We want to vaccinate as many people in as possible to protect the health of our community,” said Vanessa Watkins, County Health Director. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect your family, friends, coworkers and yourself from the flu, so we urge everyone who has not yet had a flu vaccine this season to get one as soon as possible.”
Delayed delivery of certain influenza vaccine products means supplies are still available at the health department. The clinic will provide flu vaccinations at no cost to patients until vaccine supplies are depleted. Patients may walk in to request a flu vaccine any time during regular clinic hours or come to the Health Department’s flu clinic to be held on Saturday, February 20th, from 10-2 at 800 S. Brown Street.
In addition to getting vaccinated, it’s important to practice good hand washing and other good health habits to prevent the spread of flu and other viruses that circulate at this time of year. People who are sick should take actions to stop spread of germs:
• Stay home if you are sick • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
For more info., call the Robertson County Health Department at 615-384-4504