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Free Flu Vaccines Offered at Many Health Departments

By news@wbbjtv.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's county health department clinics are now offering free flu vaccines to people of all ages until supplies are depleted.

The Jackson-Madison County Health Department said it is not offering free vaccines at it's clinic. They remain $25 at that facility. Officials stated the reason they were not participating is because they are governed by the local government instead of the state.

The state Health Department reports that seasonal influenza is now
widespread in Tennessee.

The Department urges all Tennesseans to get vaccinated now to help protect themselves and those around them from the virus.

The Health Department operates clinics in 89 of Tennessee's 95 counties.

Because vaccine supplies vary from county to county, residents are urged to contact their local county health departments for more information.

A list of Tennessee's county health department clinics is available online at http://health.state.tn.us/localdepartments.htm.