Health Department to Host two FREE Flu Vaccination Clinics on Saturday, Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

​The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (VBDPH) will host two FREE flu vaccination clinics at Newtown Elementary School (5277 Learning Circle) and Green Run High School (1700 Dahlia Drive ), on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For these clinics, Virginia Beach Department of Public Health nurses, Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer nurses and City EMS personnel 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 are 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 518-2700 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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