The Bucks County Department of Health is offering free flu shots in Bensalem tomorrow and Saturday to protect people from this year’s strain.
Friday’s doses will be on hand from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday’s vaccines will be in stock from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Drew Dycus with the Health Department says there will be no nasal spray vaccines, but this weekend’s shots are an opportunity for people to get vaccinated with no cost or co-pay.
“For any individual who is uninsured or under-insured, we’re really one of the best options to get it completely free,” Dycus said. “That is free with no questions asked. All we ask is for a person’s name and date of birth.”
According to the Center for Disease Control, flu shots are most effective at preventing the virus when taken before the end of October. The CDC reports last year’s flu season was one of the worst in recent memory.
“Both us and the CDC always recommend that everyone gets their flu shot every year,” Dycus explained. “We really stress that it really is an important thing to do. A number of people do die each year and the best way to prevent that is getting your shot.”
Anyone with questions can call the Bucks County Department of Health at 215-345-3318 or visit buckscounty.org/health.