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Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services offers free flu shots Oct. 3

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services drive-thru flu shot clinic will provide free flu shots on Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. until supplies run out. Flu shots are available for those ages 3 and up. The drive-thru immunizations will be available at the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation on the corner of Hardesty Rd. and Gordon Cooper Dr. in Shawnee, OK.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that in the 2018–19 season, some 35.5 million Americans came down with the flu with approximately 34,000 deaths. Experts suggest that the flu shot might be more important this year as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States.

“We don’t want to get into a situation where we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and a flu epidemic,” said CPNHS Public Health Coordinator Kassi Roselius, MD, M.P.H. “Since flu symptoms are very similar to COVID-19 symptoms, patients may be required to get tested for COVID-19 and quarantine until COVID-19 can be ruled out.”

This event is open to the public.

Details:

When: Saturday October 3, 2020, from 8 a.m. until supplies run out

Where: Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation drive-thru

            – 1545 S Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801

What: Free flu vaccines for everyone ages 3 and up