Tenn. Department of Health offering free flu shots in every NETN county

Tenn. Department of Health offering free flu shots in every NETN county

September 13, 2019 0 By William Morgan


WELL ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES- A STATE-WIDE HEALTH INITIATIVE IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN TENNESSEE HAS THEIR FLU SHOT. STARTING TODAY THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS PROVIDING FREE FLU VACCINATIONS TO THE PUBLIC IN EVERY COUNTY IN OUR REGION. ASHLEY SHARP JOINS US LIVE WITH MORE INFORMATION ON TODAY’S KICKOFF- GOOD MORNING ASHLEY. GOOD MORNING AMY AND KASEY- AS THIS WEEK MARKS NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK– MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHEAST TENNESSEE ARE OFFERING FREE FLU SHOTS STARTING TODAY. NOW THIS IS SOMETHING THE TENNESSEE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT- THEY’RE PROMOTING THEIR “FIGHT THE FLU” CAMPAIGN STATE-WIDE: HOPING TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE GETTING THE FLU SHOT- AND DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF FLU CASES. AGE OF 6 MONTHS NEEDS TO GET A FLU SHOT. THIS EVENT WILL RUN THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND THROUGHOUT NORTHEAST TENNESSEE UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT. LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY WHEN IT COMES TO THE FLU- YOU WANT EVERYONE PROTECTED- AND THE FLU SHOT IS THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT. EVEN THOUGH THEY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO GET THE FLU SHOT AS SOON AS FLU SEASON STARTS- THEY SAY IT’S DEFINITELY NOT TOO LATE TO GET IT NOW. SOT 1 “IT DOES TAKE A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME FOR THE VACCINE TO BECOME EFFECTIVE IN YOUR BODY SO THE LONGER YOU WAIT AND THE MORE INCREASED FLU CASES WE SEE YOU HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF GETTING THE FLU. THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS THEY ARE TRYING TO PREVENT THOSE DEADLY CASES THAT WE SEE EVERY YEAR FROM THE FLU- THEY HOPE THAT BY PROVIDING FREE FLU SHOTS- IT WILL INCREASE THE PUBLIC’S AWARENESS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FLU VACCINE. IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT TODAY- WE HAVE A FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GO ON OUR WEBSITE