Here’s where you can get your free flu shot in Hampton Roads

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – With fall comes the flu and Hampton Roads is helping residents prepare with free vaccines this upcoming week.

The Virginia Department of Health states that the main line of defense against the flu is getting the vaccine. They also suggest that you get vaccinated by the end of October. For more information about the flu season check out our coverage here.

That said, these vaccines can sometimes be costly, so many often choose to forgo them. This can be dangerous, as Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey says, “it only takes one person to decrease the whole community’s immunity.” 

Luckily, there are plenty of free flu shot clinics in the area that are here to help ensure the health of the community.

Here is a list of free clinics in the area:

NEWPORT NEWS

  1. Riverside Regional Medical Center
    500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
    Main Lobby
    (757) 594-2000
    Nov. 3, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
    14 and up while supplies last 
  2. York/Denbigh WIC Office
    606 Denbeigh Blvd, Suite 304
    (757) 886-2810
    Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

NORFOLK

  1. Military Circle Mall
    800 North Military Highway
    Under tents in parking lot by the former Macy’s
    757-683-2834
    Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    6 months and older

HAMPTON

  1. Hampton Health Department
    3130 Victoria Blvd.
    (757) 727-1172
    Nov. 2, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
    3 years and older
  2. Hampton VA Medical Center
    100 Emancipation Dr
    Room GD105
    (757) 722-9961
    Oct.1- Nov. 30, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Veterans only

Beyond the vaccine, officials also suggest increased hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough and staying home when you are sick, to stop the spread of the flu during flu season.

The flu exhibits itself through high fever, body aches, runny nose and cough. 

For more information about the flu click here. 

** If additional free flu shot clinics are announced in Hampton Roads cities, WAVY.com will update this post with the details **

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