Free flu shots available November 19

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The Chester County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “FightFluTN” vaccination event Nov. 19.
“Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy,” said Chester County Health Department Director Emily Rushing.
“The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life. We urge everyone in Chester County who has not received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it.”
The Chester County Health Department will provide flu shots Nov. 19 at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one at Henderson Farmer’s Market at 455 N. Church Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seasonal influenza activity is spreading in Chester County and across Tennessee and is expected to continue for months, so it is important for anyone over six months of age who has not 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, call the Chester County Health Department at 989-7108 or visit tn.gov/health/fightflu.