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County health department clinics offering free flu vaccines

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Tennessee county health department clinics are now offering the flu vaccine to people of all ages for free until vaccine supplies are depleted, according to the state health department.

Seasonal influenza is now widespread in Tennessee.

"We have a supply of flu vaccine available and we want to see as many Tennesseans vaccinated as possible to protect the health of those in our state," said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, M.D., MPH. "Getting vaccinated against the flu is the best way to protect your family, friends, coworkers and yourself from the illness."

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

The flu vaccine will be provided to both adults and children at no cost to patients until all doses are administered. Flu vaccine supplies and plans to offer vaccinations will vary from county to county, so individuals are urged to contact their local county health department for information. A list of Tennessee's county health department clinics is available online.

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