Palmetto Health offers free flu shots in 2018

Posted on 10/19/2018

Free flu shots offered at schools, churches and community locations during month of October.

Editor’s note: News media are invited to attend any of the flu shot events. Interviews are available.

Palmetto Health is providing free flu shots to the community beginning throughout October at various churches, schools and community centers in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. Palmetto Health and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) registered nurses will administer the flu shot to anyone six months and older. Insurance is not required. In addition, there will be free food, and health information provided. Shots are available first come, first served.

Flu shots are available at the following times:

  • Oct. 1-25
    Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital lobby
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.–noon
    Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon and 3–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.–noon
    Windsor United Methodist Church
    9500 Windsor Lake Blvd., Columbia, SC 29223
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Lexington County Health Department (in conjunction with SC DHEC)
    1070 S. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29073
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 4–7 p.m.
    Logan Elementary School
    815 Elmwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Columbia Church of Christ
    1049 Harbor Dr., West Columbia
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Sumter Civic Center
    700 W. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150

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