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Joplin Health Department Will Offer Free Flu Shots Wednesday

Administering a flu shot
Administering a flu shot
Administering a flu shot
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Administering a flu shot

The Joplin Health Department will hold a drive thru flu clinic this week for the city’s residents.  Staff will administer 275 vaccines in the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot Wednesday (11/18) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until the vaccines are gone.

Vaccinations are only for those 19 or older and are free.  You’ll need to take a photo i.d.  The entrance to the clinic will be in the parking lot entrance on Joplin Street.

Health professionals urge people to get a flu vaccine every year, but this year is especially critical as hospitals are already filling up with COVID-19 patients.  The flu is expected to add to the concern about hospital capacity.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.