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September 9, 2022 | Lea Wentworth

Flu Shot Clinic & Covid 19 Vaccines

Mercy Health and Purchase District Health Dept. have teamed up to provide flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines here at the library! The Clinic will be held Tuesday October 4th from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Library Parking Lot.

Flu vaccines have prevented millions of illnesses, flu-related doctor’s visits, and hospitalizations. Because of the likelihood that the flu virus and COVID-19 will spread this fall and winter, getting vaccinated is more important than ever. No insurance or pre-registration is required.
Flu shots are available to anyone at least nine years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive immunizations.

Vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Vaccines will be administered by either a Mercy Health provider or RN or LPN student from West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The Purchase District Health Department will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Event will take place outdoors (weather permitting). Those who drive will be able to park and stay in their cars. Social distancing, masking, and sanitizing will be enforced. Patrons are asked to remain in their vehicles for at least 15 minutes after receiving their shots.
“Mercy Health is providing these flu vaccines in order to increase access to care, specifically for uninsured and vulnerable populations,” said Mercy Health’s Director of Community Health Leigh Ann Ballegeer. “The flu shot is critical in keeping our community as healthy as possible this winter, including decreasing flu-related hospitalizations.”

In the past two years, Mercy Health’s free flu shot program has provided 1,308 free flu shots to community members throughout the western Kentucky region.

Following is a list of all of the Flu Shot Clinics to be held by Mercy Health:

Mercy Health will be offering free flu clinics throughout the region on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Purchase Area Health Expo at the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office, 2025 New Holt Road, Paducah, KY 42001. In addition to administering flu shots, Mercy Health will also provide free fall prevention screenings and free diabetic foot screenings. The Purchase District Health Department will also be offering COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Monday, September 26, noon to 2 p.m., Marshall County Library at Benton, 1150 Birch St., Benton, KY 42025.
  • Tuesday, October 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, KY 42003. In addition to flu shots provided by Mercy Health, the Purchase District Health Department will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Friday, October 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mayfield Plaza parking lot, 1102 Paris Road, Mayfield, KY 42066