Fight the Flu
Get your flu shot this year to stay healthy—getting the flu wears your immune system down, which is not a good thing in times of COVID-19! Flu vaccines will be more available than ever this year. Protect the vulnerable and get your shot!
If you have insurance, you can get your flu vaccination shot at your primary care doctor’s office, pharmacy, or urgent care clinic.
Free Flu Vaccination Clinics
We are offering FREE Flu Shots for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Richmond and Henrico. Attend one of our flu vaccination events to get a flu shot (adults and children over 6 months). Call the hotline at (804) 205-3501 to register and find a date and location that is convenient. Flu vaccination events are subject to change or cancellation, and drive-thru vaccination is available at some of the sites, as listed below.
Flu vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
RPS Flu Vaccination Event
Huguenot High School
7945 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Why Get a Flu Shot?
Here are six great reasons to get your flu shot. The flu shot:
• can keep you from getting sick with the flu
• can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working-age adults, and older adults
• is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions
• helps protect pregnant women
• can be life-saving in children
• can help reduce the burden on the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic
To learn more about the health benefits of flu shots, see the CDC’s What are the benefits of flu vaccination?
Fight the Flu Resources: Flyers
Fight the Flu Resources: Videos
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. Prevent flu this season by rolling up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccine. This fall and winter it is important for everyone to do their part to prevent respiratory illnesses, like flu.
PREVENT FLU! GET A FLU VACCINE
An informational video that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions, including receiving a flu vaccine every year. Preventive actions, including covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and limiting your contact with others if you become sick, can also help prevent the spread of flu.
THE FLU CAN BE VERY SERIOUS
Each year millions of people in the United States get sick with flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. A flu vaccine can keep you and your family from getting sick with the flu.
For more vaccine information call Shirley Bakka at 804-501-4521 or Joane Bradshaw at 804-652-3167.