The Metro Public Health Department offered free flu shots in an effort to decrease state-wide illness.
It was part of the department's FightFluTN campaign. All Tennessee county health departments held the free shot event in observation of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
Free flu shots were available in Nashville on December 5 at the following Metro Public Health Department locations on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- East Health Center 1015 East Trinity Lane
- Lentz Health Center 2500 Charlotte Avenue
- Woodbine Health Center 224 Oriel Avenue
- Metro Southeast Administrative Center (Auditorium) This is not an MPHD Health Center 1417 Murfreesboro Pike
Click here, see other vaccination locations throughout the state.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone over the age of six months.
Flu vaccine for people of all ages is widely available in Nashville and throughout Tennessee from Health Department clinic. The flu vaccine is especially important for people at high risk for serious illness or death from influenza such as the elderly, pregnant women and young children, as well as healthcare workers and family and friends of anyone at high risk. Expectant mothers should be vaccinated during pregnancy to protect themselves and pass protection on to their unborn babies.