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Dec 3, 2012 1:22 PM by Andy Koen

Free flu shot clinics in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens and other community partners are working together to offer five free flu shot clinics this month for people with health insurance or those who do not have vaccine coverage. Cases of the flu are already being reported in El Paso County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend vaccinations to prevent infection.

The following clinics will be held for adults and children over the age of 4. A limited supply of the vaccine is available.

Tuesday, December 4, 6-9pm
Open Bible Medical Clinic
824 South Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Wednesday, December 5, 4-6pm
Nazarene Bible College
1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Thursday, December 6, 1-4pm
SET Family Medical Clinics
825 East Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Wednesday, December 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Grace Mountain Church
3195 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Thursday, December 20, 10-1pm
High Plains Helping Hands Food Pantry @ Mountain Springs Church
7375 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

The vaccine protects against the three most common strains of influenza virus. It takes about two weeks for the antibodies that provide protection against the influenza viruses to develop in the body.

Flu Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

Walgreens, the High Plains Helping Hands Food Pantry, Nazarene Bible College, Open Bible Medical Clinic, Grace Mountain Church, SET Family Medical Clinics and Mission Medical Clinic all partnered with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to offer the clinics.

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