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Tarrant County, Fort Worth Host Drive-Up Flu Shot Event Open To All

A person receives the flu shot in the upper arm
LM Otero
Associated Press
Health experts say getting a timely flu vaccine is essential as COVID-19 continues to spread.

To try and get ahead of flu season, Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth are teaming up with Kroger for a drive-through vaccine clinic. Anyone who wants the shot can get it, with or without insurance.

Health officials concerned about overlap of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu are warning people to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

Event Details

Friday, Oct. 9 from 12-6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Chevrolet Parking Lot at Dickies Arena, 3464 Trail Drive in Fort Worth.

Adults and children older than six months can get the shot. Folks driving up to get vaccinated need to wear short sleeves. To make an appointment click here or call the Tarrant County Public Health Line at 817-248-6299.

A limited number of walk-ups will also be taken.

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Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.