Wake County to offer free flu shots Saturday

From staff reportsFebruary 3, 2011 

With flu season now spiking in North Carolina, Wake County is offering free flu shots to children and adults during a vaccination clinic Saturday, Feb. 5.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room G35 of the Public Health Center, 10 Sunnybrook Road in Raleigh.

Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. The shot protects against both seasonal and H1N1 flu.

State health officials report widespread flu outbreaks North Carolina, with flu-like illnesses accounting for nearly 5 percent of visits to doctor offices, clinics and hospitals that participate in a state-wide surveillance program. Eight deaths have been attributed to flu since October.

In addition to the Saturday clinic in Raleigh, flu clinics will also be held at the following times and locations:

Raleigh

Friday, February 4, 2011 Ravenscroft School 7409 Falls of Neuse Road 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 Ship of Zion Church 924 South Blount St. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Every Tuesday in February Public Health Center, Clinic E 10 Sunnybrook Road 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Garner

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Avery Street Recreation Center 125 Avery St. 3 to 6 p.m.

For more information about flu and flu clinics, visit www.wakegov.com.

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