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Carle launches community flu clinics Sept. 21.

Carle launches community flu clinics Sept. 21.
Carle Health will kick off its community influenza (flu) vaccine clinics beginning Sept. 21 through Oct. 7 at various clinic locations throughout central Illinois.
 
A popular option for those looking for a convenient way to get their annual shot, Carle’s drive thru testing is coming to a community near you. For more information, please call (217) 326-5000. Patients can also receive their flu shot at their Primary Care provider’s office.

As we continue to fight COVID-19 in our communities, Carle Health officials encourage patients to protect themselves against other illnesses and viruses, especially influenza. For those with underlying health conditions, compromised immune systems, or who are above six months old, vaccine is available and strongly encouraged.
 
salmons-sally.jpg“We know that this is a time where we see the flu make its way across our community, and COVID-19 continues to be a challenge,” Sally Salmons, MD, associate chief medical officer, Carle Ambulatory Care said. “To keep our patients and community healthy, we continue to expand our flu vaccine clinics and make it easier than ever to protect yourself and your family from illness.”
 
In an effort to accommodate social distancing and anticipated demand, a walk-in clinic will also be available at Kohl’s Plaza, 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign. This option is available to eligible patients Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 21 through October 7.
 
Throughout the fall and winter months, Carle encourages everyone to take additional precautions by increasing hand washing and limiting contact with anyone displaying flu symptoms. Carle facilities require patients to wear a mask at all walk-in or drive thru flu shot clinics, unless medically unable to do so or children under the age of two.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu vaccines for persons age 6 months and older. 
 
Carle will offer the following community flu clinics:
 
DRIVE-THRU CLINICS:
 
Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields
3105 Fields South Dr., Champaign, IL 61822
September 25: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
September 26: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 2: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 3: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
*Drive-thru will close for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First dose COVID-19 vaccinations will also be offered at this drive-through opportunity. Second doses will need to be scheduled at your preferred Carle location.
 
Carle Danville on Vermilion
September 25: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 October 2: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Carle Mattoon on Hurst
September 30: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 1: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Carle Tuscola
October 2: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
WALK-IN CLINICS:
 
Kohl's Plaza in Champaign
September 21 - October 7
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Visit carle.org/flu for more information.

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