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'Free Flu Shot Saturday': Over 2,700 people get free flu shot

Donations will be welcomed at the free flu shot drive-through event.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Getting a flu shot is an important part of staying healthy, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. You've got a chance this Saturday to get a shot at the annual "Free Flu Shot Saturday".

The drive-through event was held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., or while supplies last. Vaccines were available at Austin-East Magnet High School, Halls High School, West High School and Farragut High School.

Officials said this year's event was drive-through only to promote social distancing amid the pandemic. Shots won't be administered inside school buildings.

Shots were given to those age 4 and up, according to officials. Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund were accepted. The event was a fundraiser for the News Sentinel's annual Christmas food and gift distribution.