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Witham Health Services to offer free flu shots

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LEBANON — Just in time for flu season, Witham Health Services and the Boone County Health Department partner to offer free flu shots to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 or until all available vaccine has been provided. Flu shots will be provided at no cost for all ages.

For those who prefer to stay in their vehicle, a convenient drive-thru format will be set up in the ambulance bay of Witham Health Services. For those who have smaller children a convenient walk in clinic will be set up in the North Pavilion “B” entrance at Witham Health Services. Both are located on Witham’s main campus in Lebanon, 2605 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Please wear face covering when you come for your flu shot.

“By Witham Health Services and the Boone County Health Department partnering to offer flu shots for our community it enables us to offer the vaccination to all ages and helps protect the health of everyone in Boone County,” said MaryBeth Searles, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Witham Health Services.  Important messages for the public:

• There is no cost to you for the flu shot.

• No appointment is needed.

• You cannot get the flu from a flu shot.

• You need this year’s flu shot to protect against this year’s flu.

• According to CDC guidelines everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

• Vaccination is particular important for people who are at high risk such as adults aged 65 and older, young children, people with chronic illness and healthcare workers.

• To receive a flu shot, participants should be feeling well on the day of the flu shot.

In lieu of charging a fee for the flu shots, Witham Health Services and the Boone County Health Department are asking individuals to donate any denomination to the Witham Health Services Foundation and the Boone County Health Department.

Driven by the belief that the residents of Boone County deserve local healthcare, technology, education, and care, the Foundation seeks philanthropic contributions to provide funding necessary to ensure the future of our local healthcare services at Witham Health Services.

For more information, call 765-485-8120.

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