The Hamilton County Health Department is extending the number of flu vaccine drive-thru days at Alstom this week from two days to three. Free flu vaccinations for Hamilton County adults will be available Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Alstom Plant, 1125 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37402.
· This is a drive-through clinic for Hamilton County residents only at this time.
· No appointment is needed.
· Face masks will be required for all persons in their vehicle during the vaccination process.
· This is the same location as the COVID-19 testing site.
· Flu vaccine drive-thru dates are scheduled based on supply. Visit the Health Department’s online calendar for the up-to-date schedule or call the Health Department’s informational hotline at 423 209-8383.
Free flu vaccine for children (ages 6 months through 17 years) is available by appointment only at the following Health Department locations:
3rd Street Health Department
921 E. 3rd Street, Chattanooga
Call 423 209-8050 for appointment
Indoors - bring your parking ticket in to the appointment for validation
Sequoyah Health Center
9527 W. Ridge Trail Road, Soddy Daisy
Call 423-209-5490 for appointment
Outdoor drive-through, follow signs when you arrive
“This flu season is going to be more challenging than ever due to the added risk of COVID-19 in the community,” said Health Department Administrator Becky Barnes. “Not only is the flu vaccine one of your best protections against the flu, but the steps we are already taking to prevent COVID-19, such as wearing a mask, social distancing, washing hands, and staying home if you’re sick, will also help prevent catching or spreading the flu.”
The Health Department will open additional flu vaccination clinics as more supplies become available. Flu vaccines are also currently available through doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies.
For more information about the Health Department’s flu vaccine program and eligibility, call the Health Department’s informational hotline at 423 209-8383 or visit the calendar on their website.