Free Flu Shot Saturday in Knoxville on September 24

Free Flu Shot Saturday in Knoxville on September 24


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The 17th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday makes vaccinations available to the public Saturday.

The vaccine for this season will protect against H1N1, and two other influenza viruses (an H3N2 virus and an influenza B virus).

The shots will be given from 8:00 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last) at five Knox County high schools and one middle school:

  • Austin-East, 2800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
  • Farragut, 11237 Kingston Pike
  • Halls, 4321 E. Emory Road
  • West, 3300 Sutherland Avenue
  • Carter, 210 N. Carter School Road
  • South-Doyle Middle School, 3900 Decatur Road
  • The event is open to everyone age four and older.

    The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine each year, starting with this season.

    Flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, but flu activity usually peaks in January or later.

    Donations to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund are accepted at Free Flu Shot Saturday, but they're not required. The charity provides 3,600 food baskets and toys to the needy during the holidays.

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