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Montco to Offer Free Flu Shots for National Flu Vaccination Week

The shots will be offered in Willow Grove, Norristown and Pottstown.

Montgomery County is offering free flu shots to residents. Credit: Patch
Montgomery County is offering free flu shots to residents. Credit: Patch

Written by Community Editor Nicole Foulke

The Montgomery County Health Department is offering free influenza immunizations for county residents while it also collaborates with the Pennsylvania Department of Health in observing National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Dec. 8-14, according to a release from the county commissioners.

The purpose of this year’s (NIVW) in Pennsylvania is to spread the word of the importance of influenza immunizations.

Each year, an estimated 36,000 people die due to illnesses related to influenza. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized in the U.S. Those older than 65 years old and individuals with medical conditions that increase their risk from seasonal influenza have the highest rates of death and severe illness.

The county health department will be offering free influenza immunizations for Montgomery County residents through Dec. 19.

Norristown Health Center

1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19404

610-278-5145

Monday, Dec. 16 - children under 19 years old by appointment only (times vary), call for an appointment.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 - all ages on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Pottstown Health Center

364 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

610-970-5040

Monday, Dec. 16 - all ages on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Dec. 18 - children under 19 years old by appointment only (times vary), call for an appointment


Willow Grove Eastern Courthouse Annex

102 York Road, Suite 401, Willow Grove, PA 19090

215-784-5415

Thursday, Dec. 12 and 19 - children under 19 years old by appointment from 9 a.m. to noon, call for an appointment.

Thursday, Dec. 12 - all ages on a walk-in basis from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 - all ages on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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