City Offers Free Swine Flu Vaccines

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009  |  Updated 4:18 PM CDT
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City Offers Free Swine Flu Vaccines

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Chicagoans can get the flu shot at one of six city college locations.

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The city of Chicago will offer free H1N1 flu vaccinations at six city college locations beginning Saturday.

But the city health officials warn that the free flu shot program is not a catch all.

"The best place to get an H1N1 flu vaccination is your own family doctor or other regular medical provider," city Health Commissioner Terry Mason told the Chicago Tribune. "Now is the time for people who want a flu vaccination to contact their doctor to find out when they can get vaccinated."

If you don't have a doctor, free shots can be had at these six locations: Kennedy King College, 6301 S. Halsted St.; Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.; Richard J. Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski Rd.; Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.; Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave.; Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave.

Beginning Saturday, they will be offered every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at those locations.

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