Pitt County offering flu shot vaccines without appointments

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - We're entering flu season and health officials in Pitt County are offering flu shot vaccines without appointments.

Pitt County Health Department leaders are working to make getting flu shots as convenient as possible.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season spreads every year between October and May.
As of Monday, the clinic is now open for walk-in flu shots. People can walk in, get their shot, and go.

Amy Hatten, the public information officer for Pitt County said having walk-in hours available is more doable for people opposed to flu shot appointments.

"Generally flu season ranges from October to May, so it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to become effective once getting it. So it’s a good idea for people to come on in and get their shot," said Hatten.

The clinic is open Monday through Thursday and shots are given on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you want to get the flu shot on a Friday, you will need to make an appointment.