(BLOOMINGTON) – Need a flu shot? There will be a free drive-thru flu vaccination clinic in Monroe County on November 19th.
This free vaccine, available for all persons age 4 and older, is being generously provided by IU Health and will be administered by nurses with the Monroe County Public Health Clinic, which is a collaboration between IU Health Bloomington Hospital Community Health and the Monroe County Health Department.
The clinic will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19th from Noon until 3 p.m. at City Church for All Nations at 1200 North Russell Road on Bloomington’s eastside.
Those attending are asked to wear a mask to protect nurses and staff.
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine.
Health officials say getting a flu vaccine is an essential part of protecting your health and your family’s health this season.
Health officials say, for the upcoming flu season, flu vaccination will be very important to reduce flu because it can help reduce the overall impact of respiratory illnesses on the population and lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A flu vaccine may also provide several individual health benefits, including keeping you from getting sick with flu, reducing the severity of your illness if you do get flu and reducing your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization. Effects from co-infection with COVID-19 and flu are unknown.
If you can’t attend on Thursday, Nov. 19, the Monroe County Public Health Clinic provides flu vaccinations by appointment on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and some Thursdays. Call for additional information and to schedule an appointment at 812-353-3244.
You can also check with local pharmacies or your primary care provider.
If you have questions about the flu vaccine watch this video provided by the CDC.