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Free flu shot clinics in Rockford area

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) -

Health care is the focus for people all across the Rockford area Thursday morning.

Free flu shot clinics will be held at eight separate locations in Winnebago County:

8am - Noon

  • Morning Star Baptist Church
  • St. Bridget's Food Pantry
  • New Zion Baptist Church
  • Rock River Valley Pantry
  • St. Elizabeth Community Center

10:30am - Noon

  • Shelter Care Ministries

11am - 12:30pm

  • Carpenter's Place
  • Rockford Rescue Mission

All locations will be providing flu shots and blood pressure checks with some providing blood glucose testing as well.

Two clinics will be held in Boone County. The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry in Capron and Salvation Army in Belvidere will provide flu shots, free blood pressure and blood sugar checks from 9 - noon.

Whiteside County is also participating with two locations: one at the Whiteside County Health Department in Rock Falls and one at the Salvation Army in Sterling. Flu shots and blood pressure checks will be available from 8 - noon.

Any adult ages 18 to 64 is welcome if they have no health insurance, are unemployed or otherwise cannot afford a flu shot. No proof of identification is needed. Supplies are limited. Medicare or Medicaid cards are not accepted.

Anyone can get the flu, and it can be serious. Every year, protect yourself and those around you by getting a flu shot.

For more information on the clinics, call the Winnebago County Health Department at 815-720-4217.

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