The Marshall County Health Department will be provided flu vaccinations at a drive-thru flu shot clinic Wednesday, Oct. 13.
The event will be held on the grounds of the Marshall Technical School, 12312 U.S. 431, Guntersville. Individuals, families and groups can receive the vaccine without leaving their vehicle.
Shots will be available for those 6 months and older between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The clinic is free for those who present a Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare or Medicaid insurance card. For everyone else, cost is $5 but MCHD said no patient will be turned away for inability to pay.
Flu shots will be administered by MCHD nurses on a first-come, first-served basis until 3 p.m. or the vaccine supply is exhausted, MCHD said. Patients are encouraged to wear short-sleeved shirts for easier access to the upper arm. Spanish-speaking personnel will be onsite to assist as needed.
Health officials recommend the flu vaccine for anyone 6 months or older, those with chronic disease or who are immunocompromised, health care workers and caretakers, as well as their family members.
Partners in next week’s clinic include the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, MCHD, Marshall Technical School-Public Safety, Guntersville Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Guntersville Fire & Rescue, North Alabama Health Care Coalition, Marshall Medical Centers and the Alabama Department of Public Health.