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Free doses of flu vaccine will be distributed in underserved neighborhoods, Aurora says

Americans encouraged to get flu shot as US prepares to battle both flu and COVID-19
Posted at 1:00 PM, Sep 22, 2020

MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care will be distributing free doses of the flu vaccine to neighborhoods it says have historically "faced challenges getting access to health care."

“In order for us to help people live well, we must provide our communities with access to the services they need and remove barriers to health care,” said Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Aurora Health Care Chief External Affairs Officer. “Distributing free flu vaccines is just one concrete way we can help get this health necessity to people who might otherwise face extra challenges getting a flu shot.”

No appointment is needed in order to receive a flu shot. The vaccinations will be offered at the following community sites through October.

  • Repairers of the Breach, 1335 W. Vliet St.; Sept. 23 & Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Salvation Army, 1730 N. 7th Street; Sept. 23 & 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Gathering at Running Rebels; Sept. 24 & 28, Oct. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

All ages are welcome.

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