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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at All Shelby County Public Health Clinics

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Shelby County Health Department will begin offering influenza vaccine at no cost at the Immunization Clinic at 814 Jefferson and at all six public health clinics located around Shelby County.

The free flu vaccine will be available, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department clinics listed below during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to get a flu shot at any of these locations:

  • Cawthon Public Health Clinic
    1000 Haynes, 38114
  • Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
    167 Washington St., 38017
  • Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic
    6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118
  • Immunization Clinic
    814 Jefferson, Rm. 216, 38105
  • Millington Public Health Clinic
    8225 Highway 51 North, 38053
  • Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic
    6170 Macon Road, 38133
  • Southland Mall Public Health Clinic
    1287 Southland Mall, 38116

All Health Department locations will be closed on December 24-25, 2019, and January 1, 2020, as those are Shelby County Government holidays.

Certain groups of people are especially vulnerable to influenza and are strongly advised to get the vaccine:

  • Children younger than 5 years of age –especially those younger than 2 years old– are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine can protect them from the flu virus and prevent them from spreading it to others.
  • Women who are currently pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the flu season are at increased risk of flu complications and should get the vaccine.
  • Caregivers of children age 5 and younger and household contacts and caregivers of adults with medical conditions that put them at increased risk.

    The flu vaccine is especially recommended for people with certain health conditions including:
  • Chronic lung diseases, including asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression due to medication or illness
  • Obesity

Getting a flu shot also helps protect those in our community who can’t get the vaccination, such as babies under 6 months of age and people with a severe allergy to the vaccine.

For more information about influenza and the flu vaccine, visit our website:


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