The Jefferson County Health Department is conducting a FREE drive-thru flu clinic October 18, 2019 for people 9 years and at the Jefferson County Health Department, 107 E Anderson in Waurika, from 9 am to 4 pm. 

Flu shots will be offered at no cost for those who participate, thanks to the donation of vaccine by the Chickasaw Nation.  Please do not bring pets through the drive-thru, or restrain them to the back seat area.  Wearing a short sleeve shirt, or clothing that leaves the upper arm accessible is helpful as well. 

“Flu season is here and flu shots are the best way to protect yourself and those around you” said Regional Administrative Director Mendy Spohn. “We don’t care where you get it, we just want to encourage everyone to get a flu shot.”

Each year in the United States, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. The flu vaccine is the best defense against getting the flu. Flu season usually starts in September or October and runs through April or May. 

Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk for serious illness from the flu including pregnant women, children younger than 5 years of age and people with asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung disease and other chronic conditions. Parents and family members of babies younger than 6 months of age and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for complications from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine. 

For more information about the flu or flu clinics, contact the Jefferson County Health Department at (580) 228-2313.