Released: December 4, 2020
Delaware County is partnering with Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic to host free flu shot clinics on Dec 4, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, & 23 at three locations in the county.
Free flu shots will be available to all residents of Delaware County, 18 years of age or older. The flu clinic will be staffed by Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic employees. 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 high dose flu shot will not be provided.
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.
Public Flu Shot Clinics:
1001 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA (Back of Shopping Center)
Monday, December 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
925 Providence Road, Secane PA (In the same shopping center as CVS, Price Rite, Post Office)
Friday, December 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 11, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday December 18, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Medical Office Building, 1501 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby PA (Enter driveway by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union)
Wednesday, December 9, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 16, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 23, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.