You have four hours to score a free flu shot Saturday, courtesy of the Shelby County Health Department.
The department's Emergency Preparedness Program will administer free flu shots as supplies last this Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Christ Church Bartlett, 5955 Yale Rd.
Officials designed the event to test the department's ability to vaccinate the public in the event of an infectious disease outbreak.
“We annually review and revise our plans to mass vaccinate the public, should it ever be needed, but it must be tested as well,” said Dr. Helen Morrow, the department's chief health officer. “A flu clinic, thankfully, allows us to simultaneously test our plans and offer the public an opportunity to protect themselves and their family from the flu and participate in an exercise to increase our abilities to protect the community.”