Flu season is here.
The Tennessee Department of Health now reports seasonal flu is widespread across Tennessee.
The Dyer County Health Department will work to protect the entire community by providing free flu vaccinations to area residents until vaccine supplies are depleted. Patients may walk in to request a flu vaccination any time during regular clinic hours.
The Dyer County Health Department is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
"Vaccination is the best protection against the flu," said Nursing Supervisor Lisa Stanley. "The Dyer County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccination every year. It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so we want everyone who hasn't had their flu shots to get them now."
Flu shots will be provided at no charge to patients.
Both adults and children may receive the flu vaccine at the clinic. Please call the Dyer County Health Department at 285-7311 for more information.
The clinic is located at 1755 Parr Ave., in Dyersburg. It is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.