CAROLINE COUNTY, VA — The Rappahannock Area Health District is planning a “public health emergency” exercise on Wednesday when it will be offering free flu shots from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Wright’s Chapel UMC in Ruther Glen. All safety precautions will be observed during the drive-thru event, the health district said.
At the event, the health district will offer free quadrivalent flu vaccines, which cover four types of flu, to residents ages 9 and up. Vaccine supplies are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the end time of the event, or until the supply of flu vaccine runs out. The public should wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt or sleeves that roll up for easy access to the upper arm.
The purpose of event is to simulate mass vaccination events in which the health department and local agencies would work together so