Wayne County offering free flu shots at COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Harper Woods

Posted at 11:27 AM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 11:32:16-05

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Wayne County will now offer the flu vaccine in addition to its continued weekend drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

The county says the measure is in an effort to help safeguard residents from COVID-19 and the flu during the holiday months.

Shots and testing will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harper Woods High School on 20225 Beaconsfield Street.

“The Public Health Division has ramped up its response to safeguard the health of our residents and reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “It is absolutely critical for residents to get tested and also to get protection from the flu so that they will know their health status during the holidays.”

The free COVID-19 testing that is offered at the drive-thru sites offers a minimal-contact experience with diagnostic nasal swabs administered to individuals as they remain in their vehicle.

The site is open to all residents over the age of five for COVID-19 testing and over two years of age for the flu shot. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. No pre-registration is needed to receive testing, and no insurance or doctor’s order is required.

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