Underscoring once again a flu season that officials have warned is especially dangerous for healthy adults, the Grayson County Health Department will partner with the First United Methodist Church of Sherman and other organizations to offer free flu shots Saturday for county residents. The Department procured 1,000 vaccines for the event, which will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FUMC Sherman, and locals will be required to provide proof of residency before receiving their shot. Those who do not reside in the county can still receive a shot at the event, but will need to pony up $20 for the honor.
Health authorities have said this year’s vaccine is especially effective at preventing contraction of the deadly 2009 H1N1 virus, which has shown to be the most common strain of the disease during the 2013-14 flu season. Not coincidentally, the last time the County offered free flu shots was four years ago.
Other event sponsors include the Sherman Fire Department and the Grayson County Health Clinic.