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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) — Flu shots will be available from the New Hanover County Health Department beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and residency is not required.
Appointments are available from 8:15 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:14 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. on Fridays, according to a news release from a county spokesperson. The goal of the Health Department is to provide the flu vaccinations in 20 minutes or less.
Additionally, if you're part of a church or civic group of 20 people or more, the health department can offer the vaccine at your location. For more information on group vaccines, call 910-798-6529.
If you have mobility issues, the health department also offers to provide the vaccine to you from the comfort of your own car.
The following forms of payment will be accepted:
Here are some suggestions to help protect yourself from the flu:
To make an appointment, call 910-798-6646.
Also, it is being recommended that adult smokers 19 years of age of older receive Pneumovax, which is a pneumonia shot, as they are at a heightened risk for respiratory infection.
Pneumovax vaccines should be spread out by five years, and only two should be received in your lifetime.
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