This year with COVID-19 looming all around us, it is essential to get your flu shot. The City of Joplin offers a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on Wednesday, November 28th starting at 7 am in the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot. Let’s make sure we are super safe and ensure we stay healthy. To make things even better, you will not need to get out of your vehicle. We have the complete details below:
City of Joplin Health Department is hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic to provide citizens this immunization without ever having to leave their vehicle. Staff will have approximately 275 flu vaccinations to administer on Wed, Nov. 18 in the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot. The clinic opens at 7 a.m. and will be open until 3 p.m. or until they run out of vaccinations. Vaccinations are for adults only, age 19 or older.
Flu vaccinations are free for Missouri residents. Adults need to bring photo identification with them. Entrance to the flu clinic will be in the parking lot entrance on Joplin Street, and drivers will need to follow the lanes marked by traffic cones in the lot. They will stop at the first station to pick up the necessary paperwork and then drive through the lanes to get to the tents where the shots are given.
The flu generally peaks in Missouri from December through February. Because it takes about two weeks before antibodies build up in your system to protect you from the flu, it is important to receive your vaccine prior to flu season. Do not wait to get immunized against the flu