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HEALTH NEWS: Sacred Heart offers free flu shots


We are approaching the peak of flu season...
And Sacred Heart is wanting everyone to get vaccinated, especially the uninsured and the elderly.
   
Today they gave out free flu shots at Loaves and Fishes.
A record number of people showed up to get vaccinated.
People were lined up outside the door at 8am  this morning before they even opened, many of them rushed in after hearing about others dying from the flu

Better safe than sorry...
That was the sentiment of just about everyone in line.   Randy Henderson heard about the recent flu deaths and decided it was time to get vaccinated...

We should take care of ourselves, I've heard 3-4 people have died, that should have people thinking about it, nothing to play with

Marie Cowart had no intention of getting a shot...But I'm here for a flu shot
Her husband, Richard Cowart pushed for the both of them to go in.

It's dangerous if you don't get the shot, makes you susceptible to getting the flu
Sacred Heart has been holding free flu clinics since November.

Registered Nurse, Teresa Jansen has never seen such a demand...
We have given so many, we haven't stopped to count, beat all records for sure

They will be doing this several more times this month, the next time is on Jan 22 at the Bayview Senior Center.

All they require is that anyone who comes in is older than 18 and pregnant women must have a note from their doctor...
You still have a chance to get your free flu shot if you qualify.

Shots will be given out every Tuesday for the rest of this month, and Friday, January 30th.
Each clinic begins at 9 am.

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