The Wilson County Health Department will offer free flu vaccines to the public Dec. 5 during its FightFluTN event.
The free shots will be given from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Wilson County Health Department offices at 927 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon.
Wilson County health director Tim Diffenderfer said the flu shot is an easy way to prevent illness from spreading, especially as the county sees an uptick in the cases of seasonal influenza, which is expected to continue through the next few months.
“Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy,” Diffenderfer said. ”The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life. We urge everyone in Wilson County who has not received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it.”
Diffenderfer said the flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults older than 50 and those with chronic medical conditions as they are most at risk of the flu leading to serious injuries.
For more information about the flu and getting a flu vaccine, residents can call the Wilson County Health Department at 615-444-5325 or visit tn.gov/health/cedep/immunization-program/ip/flu-in-tennessee/influenza-immunization.html.