MLK Day of Service honored with free flu shots

MLK Day of Service honored with free flu shots

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for service to communities, Phoebe, the Dougherty Department of Health, and the Medical College of Georgia teamed up to honor the Albany community with free flu shots.

It’s part of their MLK Day of Service.

Free flu shots were given out at the Albany Mall from noon until 6 p.m. Monday.

Organizers said there was a decent turnout but want to remind folks that flu season is still upon us so it’s not too late to get your flu shot.

“Doing this on MLK Day of Service gives us a chance to serve the community needs. It gives our students a chance to come out and do something on a day when they are not in clinicals. But I think importantly when we think about flu vaccinations getting a flu shot is actually an act of service because if you keep yourself healthy you prevent other people from getting sick as well,” said Doug Patten, a physician.

This is not the first time they’ve done flu shots for the MLK Day of service.

Many people said the idea of a flu shot is to help others from becoming sick.

“I feel very good helping the community,” said Deonte Tolbert.

If you missed out Monday, you can go to the Dougherty Department of Public Health for a flu shot as well.

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