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Free flu shots available in Penn Hills through October

Dillon Carr
| Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. According to the CDC, flu costs the nation about $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity among working-age adults. That’s not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. (AP Photo/David Goldman)In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. According to the CDC, flu costs the nation about $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity among working-age adults. That’s not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. According to the CDC, flu costs the nation about $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity among working-age adults. That’s not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. (AP Photo/David Goldman)In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. According to the CDC, flu costs the nation about $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity among working-age adults. That’s not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Penn Hills Municipality will sponsor events through October for free influenza vaccinations.

Shots will be administered on a first come, first served basis to people aged 18 or older, according to a release issued by Diane Fitzhenry, Penn Hills EMS Supervisor.

“It’s a good opportunity for (the Penn Hills EMS Department) to meet the people we serve when they’re healthy and it’s a good way to keep people healthy,” Fitzhenry said.

The vaccines are provided to the municipality by UPMC, she said.

The first event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the municipal complex’s EMS building, which is next to the police department at 102 Duff Road.

Below is a list of the remaining events:

• Oct. 10: 9 a.m. to noon at the Penn Hills Senior Center, 147 Jefferson Road. The service will be available on the building’s first floor in the Blue Room.

• Oct. 13: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 7300 Ridgeview Avenue.

• Oct. 15: 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the McKinley Citizens’ Center, 801 Seventh Street.

• Oct. 18: 5 to 7 p.m. at the Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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