Sentara giving out free flu vaccines in Staunton

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 12:22 AM EST
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - There will be a flu clinic at Sentara Primary Care Staunton, where people can get a free flu vaccination on Nov. 18.

Dr. Erica Formato, Physician for Sentara, said you should get your flu shot now if you have not already.

“We are kind of in the height of flu season, so if you have not already done it, November is a good time to get it done,” said Dr. Formato.

The protection for the flu vaccine does not start immediately, but it only takes a few days, according to Dr. Formato.

Dr. Formato said they will offer the standard flu vaccine and not the high dose vaccine, that is sometimes recommended to individuals 65 and older.

“Recently we have seen a bit of Flu going through, we have seen some COVID, mostly we have seen a lot of non-specific respiratory illnesses going around right now that mimic Flu or COVID but aren’t either,” said Dr. Formato.

The clinic will run from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 103 Community Way in Staunton, and the flu shot event is only for the Staunton practice.