Free flu shots will be offered at Bluefield College, October 11-12, thanks to the generosity of Princeton Community Hospital.
The hospital will offer the influenza vaccine, free of charge, to students, faculty, staff, and the community at-large from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11-12 in BC’s Shott Hall.
“Our students were going to have to pay $20 for a flu shot this year, until Princeton Community Hospital stepped up to help us,” said Ruth Blankenship, BC’s vice president for advancement. “It will mean a lot to our students, and the community can take advantage of the free flu clinic, as well.”
Participants must be 18 years of age to receive the influenza vaccine during the BC clinic. Parents with children 12-17 years of age may acquire the vaccine for their kids at Princeton Community Hospital during a similar free clinic, October 3-4 or October 6. Please call the hospital for more details: 304-487-7074.
The PCH flu vaccine at Bluefield College will be an injection dose and not a nasal mist. For more information about influenza, the flu vaccine, reasons for vaccination, and who should receive the vaccine, call Princeton Community Hospital at 304-487-7074.