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Springfield Department of Health & Human Services FREE Seasonal Flu Clinic

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Springfield Department of Health & Human Services  

FREE Seasonal Flu Clinic 

 

The Springfield Department of Health and Human Services is holding FREE SEASONAL FLU CLINICS.  FLU SEASON is on going. We would like to get ahead of what is considered “peak” time in the flu cycle.

  1. It’s not too late to get your flu shot,
  2. Peak flu season isn’t until March, and
  3. Make a New Year’s resolution to stay healthier by starting with getting your seasonal flu shot.

Influenza (otherwise known as the flu) is a highly contagious Infection of the respiratory system caused by the influenza virus.  Illness can occur less than 24 hours after infection, with signs and symptoms ranging from mild to severe, such as a sore throat, runny nose, high fever, body aches, and potentially death.

Prevention strategies against all flu includes frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when sneezing and /or coughing, and not sharing items that you put in your mouth.  However, the best solution to prevent the flu is to receive a flu vaccination.  The flu virus changes continuously and last year’s vaccine will not necessarily be effective against this year’s flu virus.

Flu Clinic Schedule

Clinic Site

Address

Date & Time

Springfield Dept. of Health & Human Services

311 State Street

Thurs., Feb. 6th , 12:00PM – 2:00PM

 

Fri., Feb. 14th,1:00PM – 3:00PM

 

Please wear a short sleeve shirt and bring your insurance and/or Medicare Card with you. Please consider bringing an unexpired non-perishable food item to contribute to the Springfield Open Pantry. If you have any questions, call (413) 787-6741.

 

BE WISE……….GET IMMUNIZED

 

If you need more information, please call (413) 787-6740.

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