Providence Walla Walla to Hold Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic
Providence is holding its annual drive-through adult flu shot clinic on Saturday, October 24th. Vaccines will be given from 9 am till 12 pm, or until supplies run out, at Providence Southgate Medical Park the main building entrance (former main entrance of Walla Walla General Hospital)...1025 Second Avenue, Walla Walla.
No appointment is needed, and you don't have to leave your vehicle. Walk-ups will also be treated.
Masks are mandatory, as caregivers will also be masked up.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)...getting a flu vaccine is important, not only to protect yourself but to protect others around you.
It's recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine by the end of October.
The CDC offers some tips to prevent spreading germs:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with viruses that cause flu.
- See Everyday Preventative Actionspdf icon and recommended precautions to take during daily life and when going out for more information about actions – apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine – that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like influenza (flu).
- For flu, CDC recommends that people stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities. Fever should be gone without the need to use a fever-reducing medicine. The stay-at-home guidance for COVID-19 may be different.
- In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments or public health departments may recommend additional precautions be taken in your community. Follow those instructions.
Read more about flu shots below.