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Thomas Jefferson Health District Hosts Flu Shot Clinics

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The TJHD is encouraging people to get their flu shots. The TJHD is encouraging people to get their flu shots.
It is hosting clinics every Thursday for the rest of the year. It is hosting clinics every Thursday for the rest of the year.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Flu season is quickly approaching, so the Thomas Jefferson Health District is setting aside special clinic days for people to get vaccinated.

Starting Thursday afternoon, it will take walk-in patients for anyone who wants to get ahead of the virus. The clinic will be dedicating every Thursday for the rest of the year to offering vaccines and encouraging people to get their shot.

People can walk in, fill out paperwork, and get their vaccine in less than two minutes. The department asks that people bring in their health insurance card, but it also is not turning away anyone who doesn’t have it.

The clinics will be available in Charlottesville and Albemarle County as well as Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson and Greene counties.

Staff at the clinic said it is important to take these preventative measures ahead of flu season.

“It’s early to tell what the flu season’s going to be like this year, but we know that flu is already out a little bit right now and the peak is going to come any time from December to February,” said Kathryn Goodman of TJHD.

The shot takes about two weeks to take effect. 

The walk-in clinics dedicated to the flu vaccines will last from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on every Thursday. Next Thursday evening, they will be hosting a free flu clinic in Greene County.

For more information about the clinics and their locations, you can go here.