Rhea County Health Department

The Rhea County Health Department, pictured above, is offering free flu shots. The county health department is located in Evensville on Eagle Lane near the Rhea County Fairgrounds.

The Rhea County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “FightFluTN” vaccination event Nov. 19.

“Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy,” said Rhea County Health Department Director Vicki Carr. ”The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life. We urge everyone in Rhea County who has not received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it.”

The Rhea County Health Department will provide flu shots Nov. 19 at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one at the DeliMart in Evensville from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Seasonal influenza activity is spreading in Rhea County and across Tennessee and is expected to continue for months, so it’s important for anyone over six months of age who hasn’t had a flu shot this flu season to get one now. The flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and those with chronic medical conditions. The flu shot remains the best protection against influenza.

For more information about the flu and getting a flu vaccine, contact your health care provider, call the Rhea County Health Department at 423.775.7819 or visit tn.gov/health/fightflu.