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Free drive-thru flu shot event Nov. 19

The Hardin County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “FightFluTN” vaccination event on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
The free drive-through shot event is at First Baptist Church, 145 Main St. in Savannah, from 9 a.m. to noon.
“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 Pattie Kiddy, Hardin County Health Department director.
“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 Hardin County who has not received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it,” she said.
The health department reports that seasonal influenza activity is spreading in Hardin County and across Tennessee and is expected to continue for months, so it’s important for anyone over 6 months of age who hasn’t had a 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.

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