Released: October 1, 2020
Delaware County Council and the Department of Intercommunity Health are announcing multiple free public flu shot clinics. The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tinicum Township Fire Company located at 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029. The second clinic will be held Friday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Broomall Fire Company located at 1 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008. The third clinic will be held Thursday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Company located at 425 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063.
Flu shots are available to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age or older. High dose vaccines for residents 65 years of age and older are not available. For more information or questions regarding the clinics please contact the Intercommunity Health Office at 610-891-6129.
No insurance is required.
The clinic will be staffed by members of the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps, and Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health.
County Council and the County’s Department of Intercommunity Health are working to make it as safe and convenient as possible for residents to get vaccinated. The drive-through format is intended to make it safer and more convenient for older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
All residents are urged to get a flu shot. The intensity and severity of flu seasons are difficult to predict, and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is dependent on many variables. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found immunization reduces the risk of flu illness by 40-60 percent during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine.
Receiving a flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing the flu and decreasing the risk of severe flu-related illnesses. Each year, 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized due to complications from the flu. The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older should get vaccinated against the flu.
Please note that residents must wear a mask/face covering to the flu clinic. In the event of inclement weather, please be aware that the flu clinic may be canceled.