On Friday, Feb. 16, The Free Clinic will be offering free flu vaccines at Lubbock Impact.

Free flu vaccines will be available from 2 to 6 p.m. at Lubbock Impact, located at 2707 34th Street. Flu vaccines will be for patients 18 years and older.

According to The Free Clinic's press release:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stressed that a flu vaccine is needed every season for two reasons. First, the body’s immune response from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.

Pre-registration is not required. Call 806-799-4320 for more information.

According to a Feb. 1 report, at least 2,355 people in Texas have died of the flu or pneumonia between Oct. 1, 2017 and Jan. 20, 2018.