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Sept. 18 2017 – This Saturday, Sept. 23, health districts from the Southside, Peninsula, Eastern Shore and Three Rivers areas will provide free shots.
The Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will hold their walk-up only flu shot clinic at 4410 E. Claiborne Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 3 and up.
The flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the seasonal flu virus. Persons ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated annually. The flu affects the respiratory tract and is highly contagious, spreading from person-to-person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Typical symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.
The vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of complications, including:
To minimize your risk of contracting the highly contagious virus follow these steps:
For more information about the influenza, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov or www.cdc.gov.