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Need a Flu Shot? The Richmond Health District Is Offering Them for Free on Oct. 6. 

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The Richmond City Health District is offering free flu shots to the public at two locations on Friday, Oct. 6.

The vaccinations are open to all people, school age and older at the Walmart off Forest Hill Avenue and at the Big Apple Supermarket on Jefferson Davis Highway from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The full text of the press release is below.

Richmond City Health District offering FREE FLU SHOTS At Walmart and Big Apple Supermarket on Friday, October 6th

(Richmond, VA) – The Richmond City Health District wants you to get your flu shot early, and they’re bringing it to you. Free flu vaccinations will be offered to the public, Friday, October 6th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Walmart, 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 who are school age and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No insurance or ID is required for anyone.

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 entire 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 October 6th, visit the Richmond Health Department onFacebook: www.facebook.com/RichmondCityHealthDistrict

For information about influenza and preventing the flu, visit www.flu.gov. or http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/influenza-flu-in-virginia/

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