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Memorial Health Offers Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics


Flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Memorial Drive-Thru Lab, 320 E. Carpenter St., Springfield. No appointment is necessary.

Flu shots will also be administered carside from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at the Memorial Drive-Thru Lab, 2950 S. Sixth St., Springfield. Appointments are preferred.

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Upon arrival at the drive-thru labs and clinics, patients should remain in their vehicles and proceed to an open drive-thru lane. A Memorial Health employee will assist with completion of registration and will administer the vaccine.

“The simplest way to prevent the spread of influenza is to never get it in the first place, which is why I encourage everyone to get the flu vaccination now and to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of illness,” said Dr. Raj Govindaiah, senior vice president and chief physician executive of Memorial Health. “Everyone should get a flu shot, continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance and stay home if you are sick.”

As additional preparation and to ensure a smooth process, patients are asked to do the following before arrival:

  • Come prepared with a mask to wear.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing for easy carside access for vaccine administration. Note that vaccines are administered in the thigh for infants and small children; all other patients will receive the shot in the upper arm.
  • Bring a valid photo ID and most recent insurance card.

In addition to the Springfield clinics, flu shots are available to the public at several other Memorial Health locations in central Illinois:

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Memorial Care in Jacksonville, 15 Founders Lane, on the campus of Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. No appointment necessary.

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Memorial Care in Lincoln, 515 N. College St. No appointment necessary.

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at West Hay Medical Center in Decatur, 304 W. Hay St. Appointments are required. Contact your Memorial Care provider’s office directly to schedule an appointment.

• 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 15, at Memorial Care in Beardstown, 8460 St. Luke’s Drive. No appointment necessary.

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