Free flu shots to be offered during Oct. 8 drive-thru clinic in Lawrence
- on September 15, 2011
A drive-thru flu vaccine clinic will be offered Oct. 8 at the Kansas University Park and Ride lots at the northwest corner of Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway.
The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. and end when all 500 doses of vaccine have been given.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is organizing the clinic and it is being held to test community public health emergency response plans. Sixteen other agencies will be helping with the clinic, including the Lawrence Police Department, Heartland Community Health Center and KU Hawks for Health.
Vaccine will be provided at no charge. Residents are encouraged to wear loose sleeves that roll up easily and to fill out a vaccine consent form beforehand to expedite the process. Forms are available at the health department’s website at www.ldchealth.org.
This is the second year the health department has organized a drive-thru event. Last year's event drew 402 people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine.