Free flu shots available in Southeast Tennessee
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, the Tennessee Department of Health is holding a statewide free flu vaccination event.
County Health Departments will provide flu shots November 19 at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one
- Bledsoe County – Pikeville Farmer’s Market – 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Central
- Bradley County – Cleveland Family YMCA – 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Eastern
- Franklin County – Franklin County High School – 4 p.m.– p.m. Central
- Grundy County – Grundy County High School – 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Central
- Marion County – Marion County Health Promotion Center – 3 p.m.–6 p.m. Central
- McMinn County – Athens-McMinn Family YMCA – 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Eastern
- Meigs County – Piggly Wiggly – 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern
- Polk County - Benton First Baptist Church – 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Eastern
- Polk County -Mine City Baptist Church – 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Eastern
- Rhea County – DeliMart – 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern
- Sequatchie County – Sequatchie County High School – 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Central
Officials with the TN Department of Health say seasonal influenza activity is spreading across the state and is expected to continue for months, so it’s important for anyone over six months of age who hasn’t had a flu shot this flu season to get one now.
The flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and those with chronic medical conditions. The flu shot remains the best protection against influenza.
For more information about the flu and getting a flu vaccine, contact your health care provider or visit tn.gov/health/fightflu.