Tidelands Health offering walk-in flu shot clinics

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Published on November 05, 2020

Tidelands Health offering walk-in flu shot clinics

Tidelands Health is offering walk-in flu shot clinics starting Friday to make it even easier for individuals to get a flu shot this year.

Dr. William Epperson gives a flu shot.The clinics, which will be offered Tuesdays in Pawleys Island and Fridays in Myrtle Beach, do not require an appointment. Community members simply walk in during clinic hours to receive a flu shot.

Insurance typically covers the cost of the flu shot, so individuals should bring their insurance information. The cost for those without insurance is $25.

The walk-in flu shot clinics will be offered at the following locations and times:

“It’s not too late to get a flu shot this season,” said Dr. Gerald Harmon, vice president of medical affairs at Tidelands Health. “A flu shot is the best way to protect yourself as we head into peak flu season over the next few months. Please take advantage of these convenient flu shot clinics to protect you and your family.”

The flu shot reduces the risk of getting the flu and can help lessen the severity of the flu if an individual still contracts the flu virus. Getting a flu shot also reduces the risk of flu-associated hospitalization.

As part of its Safe in Our Care initiative, Tidelands Health encourages those ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic makes getting a flu shot more important than ever this year. By taking this simple step, area residents can help protect themselves from the flu – and help prevent the region’s health care system from becoming overburdened.

For more information, call 1-866-TIDELANDS or visit tidelandshealth.org.

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Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.