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Delaware County and City of Chester to Host a Free Public Flu Shot Clinic on November 19

Delaware County and City of Chester to Host a Free Public Flu Shot Clinic on November 19

Posted on November 18, 2021

Flu vaccine shots to be administered at Keystone First Wellness Center

Delaware County Council, the City of Chester, Keystone First, the Department of Intercommunity Health, and volunteers from the Delaware County Citizen Corps are hosting a free public flu shot clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester on Friday, Nov. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Flu shots are available to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age and up. No insurance is required, and no appointments are necessary.

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.

Only the Fluzone Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine will be used – high dose vaccines for residents 65 years of age and older will not be available.

Flu Shot Clinic Date and Location:

Friday, November 19 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Keystone First Wellness Center

1929 W. 9th St., Chester, PA19013

Residents must wear a mask/face covering to the flu clinic. For more information or questions regarding the clinics, please contact the Delaware County Wellness Line at (484) 276 – 2100.