Free Community Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic
Providence will offer its annual free drive through adult flu shot clinic Oct. 26 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. People can be vaccinated without leaving their cars, and no appointments are necessary. Walk-ups also are accepted. The clinic is sponsored by Providence St. Mary and the Providence Medical Group in cooperation with the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health as part of efforts to create healthier communities. The free immunizations are available to adults age 18 and over. Although the clinic is open to all adults, Providence particularly would like to encourage people to come who are low income and do not have health insurance. The clinic also is ideal for people who might who have difficulty walking, since they do not have to leave their vehicles in order to get the shot. No vaccine for children will be available at this clinic. To get immunizations for your children, please call your primary care physician. The clinic will be held by the Surgery and Procedure Center at Providence St. Mary on Seventh Avenue. To reach the clinic, take Fifth Avenue to Willow Street and circle around the back side of the hospital to Seventh so you can enter the south end of the drive through immunization area.