Clinic business

Cherry Health will offer a drive-thru flu shot clinic

A local health center fights the flu the same way it treated COVID-19.

Cherry Health is offering flu shots to the public at a drive-in clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at its Heart of the City Health Center in downtown Grand Rapids, 100 Cherry St. SE.

The center will offer a quadrivalent injectable influenza vaccine for patients aged 2 years and older. The Flu Vaccination Clinic is open to the public and Cherry Health patients. Pre-registration is requested to ensure that the clinic has an adequate supply of vaccines.

“With flu season approaching, getting the flu shot is the best course of action to protect yourself and your loved ones from this contagious virus,” said Dr. Jenny Bush, Acting Chief Marketing Officer of Cherry Health. “We encourage everyone who can to get the flu shot as soon as possible. Our drive-thru flu shot clinic at Heart of the City Health Center is a quick and easy way to prepare for this season’s flu strain. We are grateful to partner with the Alana Foundation, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Michigan Community VNA to provide this service free of charge to our patients and community.

Drop-in visits are welcome and patients will be vaccinated on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic will require masks for all patients, as well as an insurance card. People without insurance, or whose insurance does not cover flu shots, will have the cost of their shots covered by the Alana Foundation, an organization focused on flu education and awareness.

Attendees are asked to enter the parking garage on LaGrave Ave. SE.