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Health Department, UC giving away thousands of flu vaccines all month long

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 10:21:35-05

CINCINNATI — As influenza has hospitalized nearly 1,000 Ohioans this season, including 100 in Hamilton County, health officials are urging people to get their flu shot.

Through the month of January, you can get free flu vaccines at Cincinnati Health Department clinics, thanks to a partnership with the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

Now through the end of the month, 2,600 flu shots will be available at the following locations at these times:

Ambrose H. Clement Health Center (3559 Reading Rd.)

  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center (5818 Madison Rd.)

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday: 1 - 4 p.m.

Bobbie Sterne Health Center (1525 Elm St.)

  • Wednesday: 1 - 4 p.m.

Millvale at Hopple Street Health Center (2750 Beekman St.)

  • Thursday: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon

Northside Health Center (3917 Spring Grove Ave.)

  • Tuesday: 5 - 7 p.m.

Price Hill Health Center (2136 W. 8th St.)

  • 2nd & 4th Friday: 1 - 4 p.m.

Walnut Street Health Center (1005 Walnut St.)

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

UC’s University Health Services will also provide flu shots at its on-campus location and Student Run Free Clinic in Fairfield.

The clinics will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The free shots are funded by UC's "Hero Bearcats" campaign, launched in April to "engage the community and celebrate the people and places that make Cincinnati such a great place to live," according to director of trademarks & licensing for UC Martin Ludwig.

“We are proud to announce that sponsorship income from the campaign is being directed to scholarships and to supporting vulnerable members of the community through the Bearcats Pantry and free flu shots,” Ludwig said. “We are glad that Hero Bearcats has brought people together and enabled the university to make a meaningful impact to support vulnerable members of the community.”

To make an appointment or for more information, call (513) 556-2564.