Free swine flu clinic today until 5 at Greyhound bus station

By Gene Petriello - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  There is a new push this noon to make sure that people are getting their H1N1 vaccines. The Richmond City Health District is at the Greyhound Bus Station on the Boulevard in Richmond giving away free shots until 5 p.m. today.

One couple came to the bus station with a plan to drop someone off. But they left with more they came with: protection from the swine flu.

"I'm so glad I came up here. We were doing a favor and stumbled on this and I'm like, that's good!," says Asheba omens El-Ji.

Nestled in the back of the station, the Richmond City Health District came prepared with both the nasal spray and injectable shots to protect you against the swine flu, and this protection is free.

"When we saw that, we went over," says David Omens El-Ji. "5 minutes flat. That's it. It's done!"

Although the health district says the number of cases of the swine flu have dropped since the fall, the threat is still out there, and that threat can be deadly.

"We are not sure what's going to happen in the next couple of months, so the vaccine is here," says Kris Geris with the Health District.

So now, the health district is focusing on a new group of people: those who are facing financial issues or any other reason why they waited to get vaccinated. Now, the couple is on a mission of their own.

"I'm going to tell whoever I see today that if they haven't gotten one, they have to come up in here!" says Asheba.

These clinics will be popping up in the next few weeks, including this Saturday at the VCU Health Expo. So, if you couldn't make it down today, plenty of opportunities to get your shot in the future.

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