Free flu shots for some city residents

November 10, 2010 2:40:08 PM PST
With flu cases already reported to the Pennsylvania Health Department, now is the time to get a flu shot.

Philadelphia's Department of Public Health is reminding residents that flu shots are available at its 9 health centers, as well as at special clinics throughout the city.

This year, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older get vaccinated.

But they especially want to get the word out to high risk groups including:

-children

-pregnant women

-anyone with a chronic illness

-healthcare workers

-or caregivers for children under 6 months

At Drexel University's 11th Street Family Health Clinic, where Action News reporter and registered nurse Ali Gorman volunteers, the shots are being offered to ALL city residents, whether they are patients or not.

The hours are: Monday thru Friday 9-11 am , and Monday thru Thursday 1 - 3pm.

For a full schedule of locations and hours, see the health department schedule.


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