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Nurse Diane Egan with residents at last year's Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic. (Supplied photo)

Nurse Diane Egan with residents at last year's Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic. (Supplied photo)

Flu shot clinics start next week in Orland Township

In attempt to continue to further protect the community this year, Orland Township residents will have the opportunity to receive their seasonal flu-shots on select days in the coming months.

Starting on September 1, flu shots will be available every Monday and Wednesday at the township offices, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, from 3 to 6 p.m. except Labor Day and Columbus Day.

Orland Township’s flu shot clinics are all walk-in and for anyone 3 years of age or older. Pneumonia vaccines (Pneumovax 23 and Prevnar 13) will also be available to adults 19 years of ages or older. It is asked that residents bring an updated immunization record and consult with their physician as to which vaccines they may need. Those receiving a shot are asked to wear a short sleeve shirt. The Township asks that those planning on attending any of the clinics arrive in good health.

Another easily available option for residents is the Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 2. As one of the Township’s more popular offers, this clinic does operate on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

Orland Township will also be offering off-site flu shots on Sunday, September 19, from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 Wolf Road, Orland Park, and Sunday, October 10, from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills.

“With the CDC recommending that everyone older than six months receive a flu shot each year I encourage all residents, despite how healthy they may be, to attend one of our clinics.” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady. “We need to do our best to protect ourselves and our community as we continue to navigate through COVID-19; so, Orland Township will continue to happily offer these opportunities.”

For more information on Orland Township services, call at 708-403-4222, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit the website at www.orlandtownship.org.

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