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Free flu vaccines offered throughout Shelby Co.

(WMC-TV) - As the flu spreads across the country, Shelby County health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated as we approach the peak of the flu season.

The Shelby County Health Department says even though the flu is hitting the country hard, it is not too late to get vaccinated. The add that the vaccine is safe, effective and recommended for anyone six months old or older.

"We strongly encourage you to receive the vaccine to protect yourself and others," said Helen Morrow, M.D., SCHD.

People at higher risk of getting the flu include pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with chronic illnesses or compromised immune systems.

Free flu vaccines are available for free at all of the Shelby County Health Department clinics. The hours of operation for each clinic is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified.

Galloway Clinic
757 Galloway
(901) 222-9750

Hickory Hill Clinic
6590 Kirby Center Cove
(901) 222-9910

Millington Clinic
8225 Highway 51 N.
(901) 222-9940

Immunization Clinic
814 Jefferson Ave, Room 216
(901) 222-9331

Shelby Crossing Clinic
6170 Macon Road
(901) 222-9800

Southland Mall Clinic
1215 Southland Mall-Inside Mall
(901) 222-9828
(Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Cawthon Clinic
1000 Haynes
(901) 222-9866

Collierville Clinic
167 Washington
(901) 222-9900
(Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Symptoms of the flu include the following:

  • Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat

If you experience any of these symptoms, you are encouraged to contact your health care provider.

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