Flu Vaccine Protects You,Your Family and Our Community!

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The single most effective protection against flu is getting a flu vaccine. It is recommended that all people aged 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine every year.

Why the Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever this Year

It’s likely that flu and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19.

The flu and COVID-19 have many similar symptoms (cough, chills, fever, body aches). 

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits, such as:
  • Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization, and death
  • Getting a flu vaccine can save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19
  • Flu vaccine can offer a peace of mind. You are:
    • Less likely to wonder if you have the flu or COVID-19
    • Less likely to be required to isolate or quarantine
    • More likely to be able to continue going to work or school
For more information, visit the CDC’s Flu FAQs page. Read more about Flu & COVID-19

Clinic Hours and Location


Schedules for the upcoming community clinics are open. Flu vaccine appointments are available now! COVID-19 vaccine appointments will open 10 days before each clinic date.
Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Schedule

DATECLINIC LOCATIONADDRESSTIME
9/23/2021UNIONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9/27/2021
OCTORARA HIGH SCHOOL226 Highland Road, Atglen3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9/30/2021
AVON GROVE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL395 S. Jennersville Road, West Grove3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
10/4/2021OWEN J. ROBERTS MIDDLE SCHOOL881 Ridge Road, Pottstown3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10/7/2021
KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL195 Sunny Dell Road, Landenberg3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
10/18/2021
PHOENIXVLLE MIDDLE SCHOOL1000 Purple Pride Pkwy, Phoenixville 3:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
10/23/2021
FUGETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL500 Ellis Lane, West Chester9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
10/28/2021
GORDON EARLY LITERACY CENTER315 Kersey Street, Coatesville4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
10/28/2021
GREAT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL225 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11/8/2021
KENNETT AREA YMCA101 Race Street, Kennett Square4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Flu vaccines are also available at the Chester County Health Department's Government Services Center (GSC) Clinic.

Health Department Government Services Center Clinic Schedule 

Key Appointment Reminders


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What should I bring?

  • Print and complete consent form before you arrive
  • If you have health insurance, bring your card

What should I wear?

  • Your mask is required
  • Short or loose-fitting sleeves

What can I expect?

Community Flu Clinic Schedule
Informed Consent
Flu FAQs

Cost of a Flu Vaccine

  • If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you to the clinic. Participating private insurance plans can be billed.
  • If you do not have insurance, you will still receive a flu vaccine and will not pay any out-of-pocket costs.

What Flu Vaccines Are Available at the Health Department?

  • Regular 4-strain flu shots for people aged 6 months and older
  • Flublok egg-free flu shots for people aged 18 and older
  • Fluzone High Dose flu shots for people aged 65 years and older
  • Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine is unavailable this year at the Health Department

Flu Vaccine Information

For questions about receiving a flu vaccine at the Health Department, please call 610-344-6225.
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