Local health system to have drive-thru flu shots this month

Local residents can get free drive-thru flu shots through a new Kettering Health Network program.

The local network will have drive-thru flu shots between Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 at 12 locations around the region, saying in a statement that people can "just drive up and roll up your sleeve."

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Who is eligible? Adults with identification. Children require a different dosage of the flu vaccine, which will not be at the drive-thru locations.

The free flu shots will be administered by nurses who will be supported in the field by physicians, critical care teams, first responders and network volunteers.

Kettering Health says for quick service, wear short or easy-to-roll-up sleeves.

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Nearly 5,000 area residents will be offered free flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis, while quantities last

The health network stated the program also serves as an emergency preparedness exercise in the event Kettering Health Network must activate a mass immunization program.

The following locations will have the flu shots:

Kettering Medical Center, Kettering

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Sycamore Medical Center, Miamisburg

7 a.m. to 8 a.m.Oct. 23

Preble County Medical Center, Eaton

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 23

Kettering Health Network Emergency - Franklin

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23

Southview Medical Center, Washington Twp.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 24

Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24

Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 25

Grandview Medical Center, Dayton

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25

Future site of Kettering Health Network Middletown facility on State Route 122

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Fort Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26

Huber Health Center, Huber Heights

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27

Troy Fire Department—Station 3

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27

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