TODAY: TDH’s one-day event offers free flu shots in Northeast Tennessee

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) –  Health departments across Tennessee are holding special events during the first week of December to increase the number of people vaccinated in the state.   

December 2 – 8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not gotten the flu shot this season to get one as soon as possible. 

TDH says the seasonal flu is spreading across the state.  

“Flu kills, and we expect many more weeks of the annual seasonal flu epidemic ahead in Tennessee, so everyone who hasn’t yet had a flu vaccine should get one now, and you can do so for free December 5,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Flu vaccination is still the best protection we have against this serious and deadly illness. The vaccine that can help prevent illness in you can also save another from illness or death if they were to get your flu, a kindness to others that just might save your own life.” 

During these events, on December 5, the flu shot will be available at no charge. TDH says no appointment is needed. 

Flu shot locations and plans vary by county. Find a map of local #FightFluTN flu shot locations and contact information online. 

Flu shots will be available on December 5 at no cost to anyone at following locations in our region. 

JOHNSON CITY
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
(Sponsored by Washington County Health Department) 
225 Princeton Road
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
Regional Health Dept. Phone Number: (423) 979-3200 
Type: Off-site Walk Through Clinic 
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


SULLIVAN COUNTY 
Sullivan County Regional Health Department
154 Blountville Bypass in Blountville 
 or 1041 East Sullivan Street in Kingsport
Regional Health Dept. Phone Number: (423) 279-2777 
Type: Health Department Walk Through Clinic 
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

GREENE COUNTY 
Greene County Health Department
810 W Church Street
Greeneville, Tennessee 37745
Regional Health Dept. Phone Number: (423) 979-3200 
Type: Health Department Walk Through Clinic 
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


CARTER COUNTY
Carter County Health Department
403 East G Street 
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Regional Health Dept. Phone Number: (423) 979-3200 
Type: Health Department Walk Through Clinic 
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

HAWKINS COUNTY 
Hawkins/Church Hill Health  Department
247 Silver Lake Road, Church Hill
423-357-5341 
8 am to 4:30 pm  

Hawkins/Rogersville Health  Department
201 Park Boulevard, Rogersville
23-272-7641
8 am to 4:30 pm

Shepherd’s Center 
(Sponsored by Hawkins County Health Department)
423-272-7641
306 E. Main Street, Rogersville
10 am to 1 pm

HANCOCK COUNTY 
178 Willow Street, Sneedville
 423-733-2228
8 am to 4:30 pm 

Greene’s IGA
(Sponsored by Hancock County Health Department)
423-733-2228)
138 Jail Street, Sneedville
 9 am to 11 am


JOHNSON COUNTY
Johnson County Health Department
715 W Main Street
Mountain City, Tennessee 37683
Regional Health Dept. Phone Number: (423) 979-3200 
Type: Health Department Walk Through Clinic 
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

UNICOI COUNTY
Unicoi County Health Department
101 Okolona Drive
Erwin, Tennessee 37650
Regional Health Dept. Phone Number: (423) 979-3200 
Type: Health Department Walk Through Clinic 
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Click here to find a flu shot near you.    

The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone get the flu shot every year. 

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