Press Release

UC, UC Health & Cincinnati Health Department to Provide 2,600 Free Flu Shots

Jan. 9, 2020

CINCINNATI - Free influenza vaccines will be provided to thousands of people across Cincinnati throughout the month of January.

The University of Cincinnati, UC Health and the Cincinnati Health Department have partnered to provide 2,600 free flu shots. The immunizations are funded by UC’s ‘Hero Bearcats’ program, which launched in April 2019 as part of the university’s bicentennial celebration.

“Hero Bearcats was created to engage the community and celebrate the people and places that make Cincinnati such a great place to live,” said Martin Ludwig, director of trademarks & licensing for UC. “We are proud to announce that sponsorship income from the campaign is being directed to scholarships and to supporting vulnerable members of the community through the Bearcats Pantry and free flu shots. We are glad that Hero Bearcats has brought people together and enabled the university to make a meaningful impact to support vulnerable members of the community.”

Beginning on Jan. 6, the Cincinnati Health Department will provide flu shots at each of its seven health clinics across the city, including the Ambrose H. Clement Health Center operated by UC Health. The immunizations will be administered by UC Health and health department clinicians.

The flu shots will be available at the following dates and times through Jan. 31:

Ambrose H. Clement Health Center (3559 Reading Rd.)

Tuesday: 9 a.m. – noon

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – noon

Thursday: 1-4 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center (5818 Madison Rd.)

Monday: 9 a.m. – noon

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – noon

Friday: 1-4 p.m.

Bobbie Sterne Health Center (1525 Elm St.)

Wednesday: 1-4 p.m.

Millvale at Hopple Street Health Center (2750 Beekman St.)

Thursday: 1-4 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon

Northside Health Center (3917 Spring Grove Ave.)

Tuesday: 5-7 p.m.

Price Hill Health Center (2136 W. 8th St.)

2nd & 4th Friday: 1-4 p.m.

The clinics will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

UC’s University Health Services will also provide flu shots at its on-campus location and Student Run Free Clinic in Fairfield.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone aged 6 months or older receive a flu vaccine annually. Flu season typically lasts from October through March and peaks in February.

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