Health Department to Host FREE Flu Vaccination Clinic on Oct. 15

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

​The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host FREE flu vaccination clinics at the Newtown Elementary School (5277 Learning Circle) and Birdneck Elementary School (957 S Birdneck Road), on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Virginia Beach Department of Public Health nurses and volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) nurses will administer seasonal flu vaccines free of charge to the following:

Flu Vaccine:

  • Adults and children – Ages 3 years and older
  • Children  (ages 3-8) should bring copy of immunization record if available
  • 1,100 doses available - Vaccine supply is limited. Individuals will receive vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), influenza viruses typically circulate widely in the United States annually, from the late fall through early spring. Although most persons who become infected with influenza viruses will recover without complications, influenza can cause serious illness and death, particularly among older adults, very young children, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions. Annual influenza vaccination is the primary means of preventing influenza and its complications. 

The latest information can be found at www.flu.gov.

Individuals with questions pertaining to the vaccination clinics can call the VBDPH at (757) 518-2700 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

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