Health Dept offers H1N1 vaccine clinic at Wal-Mart

On the heels of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s declaration recently honoring National Influenza Vaccinations in Tennessee, the Blount County Health Department has scheduled a Free H1N1 flu vaccine clinic for Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 22 at the Wal-Mart Superstore located at 1030 Hunter’s Crossing Dr., in Alcoa.

The clinics will from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. H1N1 Flu Mist ® and flu shot vaccine will be provided at no charge with no appointment necessary.

“Since the flu is likely to continue, this observance is an important reminder to get the H1N1 flu vaccine that may have been put off,” said Micky Roberts, county health director. “There is plenty of H1N1 flu vaccine available, and we urge everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The Blount County Health Department will continue to hold H1N1 clinics in the weeks to come. Additional information about upcoming clinics and vaccine availability are on the Tennessee Department of Health Flu Shot Locator online at http://health.state.tn.us/fluclinic/default.aspx.

For more information about the H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccines, call the Blount County Health Department at 865-983-4582 or contact the Tennessee Flu Information Line at 1-877-252-3432. Information is also available on the Web at http://health.state.tn.us/H1N1.htm or www.flu.gov.

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