Missed Wednesday’s drive-thru flu shot? Another chance nears without leaving your car.

Published 12:34 am Thursday, October 7, 2021

On Wednesday, members of the Port Arthur Health Department hosted their annual drive-thru flu clinic, where those who wanted one could receive it free of charge.

Elizabeth Cardenis with the Port Arthur Health Department gets information from Pam Jacobs for a flu shot. (Monique Batson/The News)

A second event is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 in front of the Port Arthur Public Library, 4615 9th Avenue.

COVID-19 vaccinations also will be available across the street at the Texas Artist Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive, at the same time.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those that should highly consider a flu vaccine are pregnant women, adults 65 and older, children from 6 months to 5 years with chronic health conditions.

Flu season typically runs from October to March with a peak between December and February.

With the current season, no cases have been reported to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services from Jefferson County, as of a report generated on Oct. 1.

For more information on the drive-thru clinic or how to receive a flu shot on a different day, call the health department at 409-983-8848.

Health Department Employees Courtnee Williams and Tracie Guidry prepare to give free flu shots. (Monique Batson/The News)