Free flu shots will be offered at a free community meal on Friday, February 27.
The community meal will be at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Everyone is invited, a press release said.
The Stone Soup Ministry team will be serving a homemade meal of minestrone soup, cornbread, cookies, and fruit. Dine-in or take-out will be available in the ORUUC Social Hall from 5 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
Those who meant to get vaccinated to ward off the flu, but somehow didn’t get around to it, can receive a free flu shot. Free Medical Clinic Director of Nurses Monica Musrock has volunteered to be on hand to give free flu shots from 5 to 6 p.m. The vaccine is being provided by the FMC.
While many think that it’s too late to get vaccinated now, according to the Food and Drug Administration, vaccinations can be protective as long as flu viruses are circulating. And while seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, flu activity usually peaks in January or February, and can last well into May.
The Stone Soup Free Community Meal is offered on the final Friday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Church Social Hall. Community partner Kroger provides fresh fruit for the meal.
For more information about the February 27 meal, call the ORUUC office at (865) 483-6761.