Press Release

IU Health offering free drive-thru flu shot clinics

October 02, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 1, 2020) – Indiana University Health is partnering with Indianapolis-area community groups and congregations to provide free flu shots at drive-thru flu clinics in October.

The flu shots are for anyone age 11 and up. A maximum of 500 flu shots will be available at each of the five drive-through flu clinics:

Flanner House

  • Thursday, Oct. 15
  • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis

Indianapolis Urban League Drive-Thru Fresh Fruit & Veggies

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20
  • 10 am – 3 pm
  • 777 Indiana Ave., Suite, Indianapolis

St. Monica Catholic Church

  • Sunday, Oct. 25
  • 9 am – 3 pm
  • 6131 Michigan Road, Indianapolis

La Plaza

  • Friday, Oct. 30
  • 11 am – 4 pm
  • 8902 E. 38th St., Indianapolis

Eastern Star Church - Main Campus

  • Friday, Nov. 6
  • noon – 6 pm
  • 5750 E. 30th St., Indianapolis

The flu is a contagious and potentially serious respiratory illness that can lead to serious complications. While a flu shot may not mean complete immunity from getting sick, it can in most cases prevent or significantly lessen the severity of symptoms.

“With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more crucial this year to get your annual flu vaccine,” said IU Health family medicine physician Mecca Maxey-Smartt, MD. “You can get both influenza and COVID-19 at the same time or in the same season, which could have a disastrous impact on your health.”

As peak flu season quickly approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months and older get the annual flu vaccination. Vaccination is especially important for groups that are more vulnerable to serious complications from the flu, including those who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Adults 65 and older
  • Young children between six months and eight years
  • Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions

For more information on the flu and flu vaccines, visit iuhealth.org.

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