The Glynn County Health Department is providing a convenient solution for flu vaccinations with their upcoming drive-thru clinic. The clinic, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the front parking lot of the clinic at 2747 Fourth St, offers an easy and efficient way to get vaccinated without the need for an appointment.
According to Adam Sanchez, Nurse Manager of the Glynn County Health Department, “Getting your flu shot is so important, and we think it should be easy, too. With our drive-thru clinic, you don’t even have to step out of your car. That’s a great benefit for families with young children, or older adults, or anyone with a busy schedule. Just roll in, get your vaccine, and get on with your day.”
The flu vaccine will be available for individuals aged 6 months and older, including the high-dose flu vaccine specifically recommended for seniors aged 65 and up. It is recommended to get vaccinated early in the fall, as it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide protection against the flu. However, getting vaccinated at any time during the flu season can still help protect you.
In addition to the drive-thru clinic, flu vaccinations are available every day during regular clinic hours at the Glynn County Health Department, without the need for an appointment. It is important for everyone over 6 months of age to receive the flu vaccine. However, individuals with certain health conditions or who are at high risk of flu complications, such as adults 65 and older, children younger than five, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, and those with chronic health conditions, are especially encouraged to get vaccinated.
For more information on the flu and vaccination options, please visit coastalhealthdistrict.org/flu.
– Flu vaccine: A vaccine that helps protect against the influenza virus.
– Drive-thru clinic: A clinic where individuals can receive services or vaccinations without having to leave their vehicles.
– Glynn County Health Department
– Adam Sanchez, Nurse Manager of the Glynn County Health Department
– National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)