93390236 Walgreens Offers Free Flu Vaccines

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Free flu shots will be available for uninsured and underinsured Dallas area residents at local Walgreens pharmacies, starting September 19. This fall, 12 area Walgreens, in conjunction with the City of Dallas, will offer flu vaccine while supplies last to individuals who can prove low income.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of six months and recommends vaccination every season in order to be fully protected against influenza. The flu is especially dangerous to at-risk populations, including those with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, those with weakened immune systems, adults over the age of 65, healthcare workers and childcare providers. Flu shots are covered under Medicare Part B as well as most insurance plans. Walgreens pharmacies also offer Fluzone HD, a high-dose influenza vaccine for those over age 65 and other qualified individuals, as well as Fluzone Intradermal, a shot administered with a smaller needle than the regular flu shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle.

Senior citizens can also get their flu shot at the following locations and times:
Monday, September 24th
Brady Center -4009 Elm St., from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Bachman Recreation Center – 2750 Bachman Dr. from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lochwood Library – 11221 Lochwood Blvd. from 11:00 am to 1:00p.m.

Tuesday, September 25th

Wesley Ranking Center – 3226 N. Winnetka from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tommie Allen Recreation Center – 7071 Bonnie View Rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Singing Hills Recreation Center – 1909 Crouch Rd. from 3:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 27th

Willie B. Johnson Recreation Center – 12225 Willowdell Dr. from 8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.
Audelia Road Branch Library – 10045 Audelia Rd. from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
K.B. Polk Recreation Center – 6801 Roper Street, Dallas, Tx. 75209. From 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.