Free flu shots on Friday

Free flu shots on Friday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Need to get your flu shot?

Well, the Richmond City Health District will be offering free flu shots on Friday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wal-Mart off Forest Hill, as well as the Big Apple Supermarket, located at 2916 Jefferson Davis Highway.

The flu shots will be available to everyone over the age of three, and children must be accompanied by an adult.  No insurance or ID is required.

As we enter the flu season, health experts say "that vaccination is the best protection against the flu virus.  Vaccination is recommended for everyone six-months of age and older.  It's especially important for people with chronic health conditions, healthcare workers, young children and people who work around children."  Experts also recommend the flu vaccination for those who are pregnant.

If you have any questions, you can call the Richmond City Health District at 205-3734.

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