Released: October 7, 2022
Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Health Department are announcing two free public flu shot clinics to be held in October. Flu shots will be available to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age and up. No insurance is required, and no appointments are necessary.
The drive-thru clinics provide a safe and convenient process for residents to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. The drive-through format is especially safe and more convenient for older residents, those with disabilities, parents with small children, and those who may be immunocompromised and continue to exercise an abundance of caution.
All residents are urged to get a flu shot. The intensity and severity of flu seasons are difficult to predict, and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is dependent on many variables. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found immunization reduces the risk of flu illness by 40-60 percent during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine.
Receiving a flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing the flu and decreasing the risk of severe flu-related illnesses. Each year, 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized due to complications from the flu.
The first clinic will be held on Sunday October 16th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Wellness Center, 125 Chester Avenue, Yeadon. Please enter the parking lot via the MacDade Blvd. entrance for the flu clinic.
The second clinic will be held on Wednesday October 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Broomall Fire Company located at 1 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA. Please enter via the N. Malin Road entrance for the flu clinic.
Only the Fluzone Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine will be used – high dose vaccines for residents 65 years of age and older will not be available.
Residents are asked to wear short sleeves to ensure that flu shots can be administered easily. In the event of inclement weather, please be aware that the flu clinic may be canceled.
For more information or questions regarding the clinics please contact the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line, available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone at (484) 276 – 2100 or by email at DelcoWellness@co.delaware.pa.us. Residents who are homebound but interested in flu vaccination are also encouraged to call the Delaware County Wellness Line.