Thomas Jefferson Health District Now Offering Flu VaccinesPosted: Updated:
10/10/2018 Release from the Thomas Jefferson Health District:
(Charlottesville, Va.) — As the 2018-2019 influenza (“flu”) season quickly approaches, the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) encourages everyone six months and older to get their annual flu vaccine. To provide easy access to the flu vaccine, TJHD’s Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department is designating their weekly Immunization Clinic on Thursday afternoons just for flu vaccines.
Every Thursday, from October through December, people can get a flu shot during walk-in clinics between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department.
The Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department will continue to provide flu vaccines during their regular walk-in Immunization Clinics on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Flu vaccines are also available at all other health departments in TJHD by appointment. People are asked to bring their insurance card(s) with them. People without insurance can still receive the vaccine.
Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Dept.
Address: 1138 Rose Hill Drive
Fluvanna County Health Department
Address: 132 Main St., Route 15
Greene County Health Department
Address: 50 Stanard Street
Louisa County Health Department
Address: 540 Industrial Drive
Nelson County Health Department
Address: 4038 Thomas Nelson Highway
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of six months get the flu vaccine to reduce the risk of getting sick from the flu and spreading the illness to others. The vaccine is highly recommended for individuals at greater risk of flu-related complications and those who work with them: children younger than 5 years; adults 65 years of age and older; pregnant women; and those with certain medical conditions. It is important to get a flu vaccine even if you received one last year.