Lowcountry, Coastal Empire health clinics offering free flu shots


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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s no secret this flu season is serious, and public health departments don’t want costs to keep you from getting a flu shot.

Many healthcare providers and insurance companies provide low cost or no-cost vaccinations. And the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, as well as the Coastal Health District, are offering additional options.

Remember: it is not too late to get a flu shot and the sooner you get the vaccine, the better.


Health Departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties will offer free flu shots from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, to those ages 3 and older who do not have insurance.

Shots will be given on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

The Long County Health Department will offer free flu shots from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20.


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is waving administrative fees that some pay for a flu shot at its public health clinics.

Residents can make an appointment at a DHEC public health clinic to receive the flu vaccine by calling 1-855-4-SCDHEC and finding a clinic location here.

Flu is widespread throughout Georgia and South Carolina. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season usually peaks between December and February; however, flu season can last into spring.

In addition to getting the flu shot, officials recommend washing your hands often and avoiding contact with sick people.

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