Lowcountry health clinics offering free flu shots

Photo: Daniel Paquet / CC BY 2.0

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 (SCDHEC) is offering additional options.

SCDHEC 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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