The Marshall County Health Department will receive flu shots at a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday, October 13.
The event will take place on the grounds of Marshall Technical School, 12312 US 431, Guntersville. Individuals, families and groups can receive the vaccine without leaving their vehicles.
Injections will be available for 6 months and over between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The clinic is free for those with a Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Medicare or Medicaid insurance card. For everyone else, the cost is $ 5, but the MCHD said no patient would be turned down for inability to pay.
Flu shots will be administered by MCHD nurses on a first-come, first-served basis until 3 p.m. or while supplies of vaccine run out, the MCHD said. Patients are encouraged to wear short-sleeved shirts for easier access to the upper arm. Spanish speaking staff will be on hand to assist you as needed.
Health officials recommend the flu shot for anyone 6 months of age or older, people with chronic or immunocompromised conditions, healthcare workers and caregivers, and their families.
Partners for next week’s clinic include the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, MCHD, Marshall Technical School-Public Safety, Guntersville Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Guntersville Fire & Rescue, North Alabama Health Care Coalition , Marshall Medical Centers and the Alabama Department of Public Health.