BlueCross To Host Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will partner with Mt. Canaan Baptist Church in Chattanooga for its sixth annual drive-through flu shot clinic on Sept. 26. 

"This year’s clinic is especially focused on helping prevent the circulation of flu during the pandemic. Both flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will likely be spreading in the fall and winter, according to the Centers for Disease Control, making it more important than ever for people to get a flu vaccine," officials said.
 
Walgreens Pharmacy representatives will administer flu vaccines to those ages eight and older from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
in the church parking lot, 4801 Hwy. 58 in Chattanooga. BlueCross members or others with health insurance must bring their insurance card to receive the flu vaccine as part of their coverage. Vaccines are available for $41 for those without insurance.

“The flu shot is a safe, proven way to lower the chances you’ll get sick – and it’s more important than ever this year,” said Dr. Andrea D. Willis, chief medical officer for BlueCross. “We hope all our members, and all Tennesseans, will get vaccinated to protect themselves and their neighbors who may be more at-risk for complications from the flu.”
 
"The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to reach its maximum effectiveness, so BlueCross urges members to get vaccinated before peak flu season begins," officials said.

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