Medication Management Clinic Offers Free Flu Shots
The Medication Management Clinic of Alamance Regional Medical Center will offer free flu shots to patients and the community on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Medication Management Clinic is at 1225 Huffman Mill Rd., Suite 102, Burlington.
Flu shots will be given to the first 100 people who arrive between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The vaccine is being provided by Walgreens. “Getting a flu shot is one of the easiest steps we can take to prevent illness,” says Medication Management Clinic Care Manager Betty Kluttz. “We are grateful to Walgreens in joining us in caring for our community.”
The Medication Management Clinic is one of more than 80 free clinics sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics (NCAFC) in partnership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
North Carolina’s free clinics provide medical and dental care, as well as prescription medications for low-income, uninsured people in more than 76 counties. During 2014, more than $200 million worth of health care services were delivered at no charge to uninsured patients totaling more than 216,000 visits.
“Free clinics are an essential part of each community’s fabric, serving as a medical home for many people who would otherwise end up in the emergency room,” says NCAFC Interim Executive Director Lou Hill. “There are still many people across the state who do not qualify for or can afford health insurance, and our clinics are there for them.”