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AC offers free flu shots

(AC Health Department press release) The Anderson County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “FightFluTN” vaccination event November 19.

“Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy,” said Anderson County Health Department Director Charles Turner. ” The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life. We urge everyone in Anderson County who has not received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it.”

The Anderson County Health Department will provide flu shots November 19 at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one at the Clinton Community Center from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please follow the signs at the community center for entry to the clinic.

Seasonal influenza activity is spreading in Anderson County and across Tennessee and is expected to continue for months, so it’s important for anyone over six months of age who has not received flu shot this flu season to get one now. The flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and those with chronic medical conditions. The flu shot remains the best protection against influenza.

For more information about the flu and getting a flu vaccine, contact your health care provider, call the Anderson County Health Department at 865-425-8800 or visit www.tn.gov/health/fightflu.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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