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Health Department offers flu shots on Tuesday

The Henderson County Department of Public Health encourages residents to get a flu shot this season and will host a drive-thru vaccination clinic Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Hendersonville.

The Health Department will host the vaccination clinic to the public 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot located at 1300 Seventh Avenue East, the former Four Seasons Cinemas site, near Lowe’s Home Improvement.

It is more important than ever to get vaccinated against the flu this season with both COVID-19 and influenza circulating this fall and winter.

“The United States is beginning to see the first individuals co-infected with COVID-19 and influenza,” said Director of Nursing Crystal O’Dell. “This is leading to concern that we could see a ‘twindemic’ of influenza and COVID 19. Therefore, we are encouraging individuals to receive their flu vaccine this year to decrease the overall disease burden and allow for timely and effective treatment of those who are ill.”

Insurance companies in-network with the Health Department are listed at The vaccine at this event is available at no cost for those who are uninsured.

Only the flu injection (shot) will be offered. COVID-19 testing will not be provided at this clinic. The event will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. This clinic is open to students, their families and the general public. Those who are immunocompromised or over the age of 65 may call the Health Department to schedule a vaccine appointment. Visit for more information about the flu season and to download, print and fill out a consent form that will be required for the vaccination event.