HaysMed’s annual drive-through flu shot clinic has been scheduled for Sunday. The event will offer free flu shots for all residents older than 6 months. The time this year has changed to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the safety of the public and those working the flu drive, masks will be required for all people ages 2 years and up. In addition, physical distancing will be observed at all locations on campus.
It will be the 22nd year the hospital has offered the community service, and approximately 3,500 people are expected to be vaccinated during the free clinic.
People age 10 and up can receive their free flu shot without leaving their vehicles. HaysMed volunteers will direct traffic during the event. If you want to fill out the forms and bring them with you, go to https://haysmedfoundation.org/flu and make copies to complete.
Children 6 months through 9 years of age will be vaccinated on the west side of the Center for Health Improvement. Adults attending with children can also receive their shots in the same location.
More than 100 volunteers will be on hand to help with the event. HaysMed partners with Fort Hays State University and NCK Tech as both facilities provide students to help with the shots.
There will be no nasal flu vaccine at the drive-through flu shot clinic. There will be no egg free vaccines available at the drive-through flu shot clinic. People with a severe egg allergy will need to contact their local healthcare provider for their flu vaccine.