Health Department to Hold Drive-Through Flu Vaccination Clinic

The Chatham County Health Department will hold a drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. Residents should enter the drivethrough clinic through the parking lot across from Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Flu shots will be available for $29. Highdose flu vaccine, offered for people 65 and older, will be $50. The purpose of the event is two-fold: To provide a quick, easy way for residents to get vaccinated against the flu and to test public health emergency preparedness and response procedures.

Chatham County is one of several Coastal Health District counties hosting a drive-through flu vaccination clinic on November 17 as part of a statewide exercise being conducted by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Several partner agencies, including Chatham Emergency Management Agency, local law enforcement, and the Salvation Army will also take part in the event.

“Getting vaccinated is the best protection against the flu and there is no more convenient way to get vaccinated than never having to leave your own vehicle,” said Coastal Health District Health Director, Diane Weems, M.D.

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