The Shelby County Health Department will be dispensing free flu shots this Saturday, October 11th at Hickory Ridge Mall as part of their "Point of Dispensing" exercise.
The annual exercise tests the health department's ability to mass vaccinate the public in a short period of time. According to a press release about the event, "exercises like these are very timely given the recent increase of infectious diseases across the country."
If a real pandemic were to break out, a Point of Dispensing event would be organized to quickly distribute vaccines, injections, or antibiotics. To increase the realism of the exercise this Saturday, flu shots will be dispensed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while supplies last.