CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The Chesterfield Health District is offering free flu vaccines to the public on September 25.
The Health District is encouraging the public to get vaccinated prior to the beginning of Flu season, and particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vaccines will be available at the Chesterfield Health District office at 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, on Friday, Sept. 25 from 1-5 p.m.
Those who register for a free flu shot will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.
Appointments and face coverings are required and supplies are limited.
To make an appointment, call 804-318-8207.
Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.
COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.
Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid non-essential travel.