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Flu shots and Covid boosters offered at Election Day drive-thru

The New Hanover County Health Department is offering flu shots this month. (Port City Daily/File)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — For more protection going into flu season and the colder months, the local health department will have a drive-thru vaccine event.

Taking place Election Day, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the parking lot at 1650 Greenfield Street, the event will allow individuals to receive a free flu or Covid-19 booster without leaving their vehicles.

Both the standard flu and high-dose vaccine for elders 65 and older will be offered.

Covid-19 booster shots also are open to eligible individuals. Both the boosters and flu shot can be received simultaneously. If the person has not experienced any previous adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines, there will not be a requirement to wait 15 minutes before leaving.

Primary Covid-19 vaccine doses will not be administered at the drive-thru, but the nearby Pandemic Operations Center (1507 Greenfield Street) will be open to accept interested parties; no appointment is necessary.

Though insurance isn’t required, individuals with it should present a card so it can be filed.  

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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