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DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – Delaware County is partnering with the state Department of Health to offer a free walk-in flu clinic this Saturday.
On Jan. 19th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., all residents ages six months and older who haven’t been vaccinated can stop by the Tomeszko Classroom Building on the Penn State Brandywine campus (25 Yearsley Mill Rd in Middletown) and get a flu shot.
“We have seen widespread flu activity here in Delaware County, and across the nation, this year,” Delaware County Chairman McGarrigle said. “It is not too late to get a flu shot, which is the best prevention against getting this nasty strain of the flu. In fact, I am getting my flu shot today. If we all get vaccinated, we’ll stop this nasty flu in its tracks.”
The flu clinic will be staffed by medical professionals and staff from the Delaware County State Health Center, Crozer-Keystone Health Center, Riddle Hospital of the Main Line Health System, Mercy Health System and the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Additionally, a dozen volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps will be on-site to administer the vaccine and to help with registration and other support services.
Chairman McGarrigle said Saturday’s flu clinic is the first time that the county will use volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps to address a public health situation.