Prisma Health offers free flu shots

Posted on 10/2/2019

Free flu shots offered at various locations

Prisma Health is helping protect you and your family from the flu by providing free flu shots beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, at various locations in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. Prisma Health registered nurses will administer the flu shot to anyone six months and older. Insurance is not required. There will be refreshments, games, prizes and health information provided. Shots are available first-come, first-serve.

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a serious disease you can get from anyone infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a yearly flu vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against flu and its potentially serious complications. Healthy people can get the flu and adults and children with other chronic diseases, such as diabetes or asthma, are even more at risk.

Protect yourself from the flu by stopping by and getting your vaccine at the following locations:

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1–Oct. 31, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, Rainey Classroom, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., Columbia, SC 29203
  • Sunday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Bibleway Church of Atlas Road, 2440 Atlas Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Dent Middle School, 2721 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1028 Eastman St., Columbia, SC 29203
  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Francis Burns United Methodist Church, 5616 Farrow Rd., Columbia, SC 29203
  • Friday, Oct. 18, 3–7 p.m., Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, 129 N. Washington St., Sumter, SC 29063
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Second Nazareth Baptist Church. 2300 Elmwood Dr., Columbia, SC 29203
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Windsor United Methodist Church, 9500 Windsor Lake Blvd., Columbia, SC, 29223
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 3–7 p.m., Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, 129 N. Washington St., Sumter, SC 29063
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 4–7 p.m., Logan Elementary School, 815 Elmwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., South Hope Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Dr., Sumter, SC 29150
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Columbia Church of Christ, 1049 Harbor Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4–7 p.m., Hopkins Elementary School, 6120 Cabin Creek Dr., Hopkins, SC, 29061

For more information, visit PalmettoHealthChildrens.org/Flu.

About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and South Carolina’s largest private employer. We are committed to excellence in providing patient care, conducting clinical research and teaching the next generation of physicians, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals. Our organization was formed in late 2017 when Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health joined together, officially becoming Prisma Health in January 2019. With nearly 32,000 team members, 18 hospitals and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million patients annually – about one quarter of the state’s population. Our goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by improving clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care. Our groundbreaking programs in cardiovascular, diabetes, neuroscience, oncology and orthopedics care – as well as our two renowned Children’s Hospitals – attract patients from throughout the Southeast. Ultimately, we are dedicated to transforming the health care experience for our patients and their families, our team members and our guests by bringing our purpose to life: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.
 

 

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