The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine this flu season to get one as soon as possible.
For the fourth straight year, Tennessee county health departments are holding special “Fight Flu TN” flu vaccine events in every county on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Locally, free flu shots are available that day from 1-4 p.m. at the Hardin County Health Department at 1920 Pickwick St. in Savannah.
The state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a yearly flu vaccine for everyone ages 6 months and older. Pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions are at the highest risk of severe complications from the flu.
Typical flu symptoms include fever, cough, congestion, and body aches.
“This flu season, I encourage all eligible Tennesseans to make it a priority to get their flu vaccine,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD. “As we prepare to gather together for the holidays, I hope all Tennesseans are considering vaccinations to protect themselves and their family from serious illness, whether that is flu or COVID-19.”