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Metro Health Department offering flu shots at 3 locations starting today

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 11:26:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metro Public Health Department will begin offering flu shots Monday at all three locations.

The department said everyone is urged to get the flu vaccine this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to social distancing guidelines, those seeking to get a flu shot should make an appointment in advance at one of the following locations:

  • East Nashville Public Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane, (615) 862-7916
  • Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue, (615) 340-5607
  • Woodbine Public Health Center, 224 Oriel Avenue, (615) 862-7940

Appointments are being offered Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins will not be accepted after 2:30 p.m.

TennCare and Medicare Part B insurance are accepted and fully cover the fee. Remember to bring your Medicare Part B insurance card.

The fee for a flu vaccine for adults with private insurance is $35, and some people could qualify for a free vaccine. If you have questions about the cost, you can discuss it with staff when setting your appointment.

Health officials say the flu vaccine offers the best protection against influenza. This year’s vaccine protects against four separate strains of the virus. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials say it is not too early to get it, and everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year.