The Rock Island County Health Department is making it easier to fight the flu this year by hosting walk-in flu shot clinics.
According to a press release, clinics will be offered on Tuesdays in October and on November 2 at the Health Department offices, located at 2112 25th Avenue in Rock Island. The clinics will be open from 9:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. October 5, 12, 19 and 26 and November 2. No appointments are necessary.
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines also will be offered at every flu clinic held at the health department. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at off-site clinics, including:
- October 5, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., South Rock Island Township offices, 1019 27th Avenue, Rock Island
- October 21, noon until 1:00 p.m., Hampton Village Hall, 251 South State Avenue, Hampton
- October 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Blackhawk Township offices, 230 West 4th Street, Milan
The Health Department announcement reminds that COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms to severe symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:
- Fever or feeling feverish/having chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle pain or body aches
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Change in or loss of taste or smell, although this is more frequent with COVID-19.