Drive-through flu shots offered

Published 11:13 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013


With her “patient,” fellow registered nurse Angela Couci, registered nurse Ellen Cutchins shows how free flu shots will be given through the car window during a drive-through-free-flu-shot session at Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View Oct. 12. (Matthew A. Ward/Suffolk News-Herald)

Bon Secours Hampton Roads will offer free flu shots at its Harbour View and other locations for the first time Oct. 12.

While supplies last, shots will be administered through car windows at Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, 5818 Harbour View Blvd., from 8 a.m. to noon.

“We are offering the free flu shot, while supplies last, for the first time this year as part of our mission to serve uninsured and underinsured members of our community by making the vaccine more accessible,” said Kasey Fuqua, public relations coordinator for Bon Secours Hampton Roads.


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In 2008, Bon Secours Hampton Roads was the first to offer the drive-through flu shot service in Hampton Roads, Fuqua said.

2013 marks the first year Bon Secours has offered the service free of charge.

“The program makes it easier to get the vaccine and encourages our community to protect themselves against flu,” Fuqua said.

Folks just need to show up and roll down their car window, she said. They also need to do some paperwork, which to speed up the process can be completed in advance at

“The more people in our community who get the shot, the less likely it is we’ll have a large outbreak this season,” Fuqua said.

A very limited supply of pediatric and infant doses will also be available, and the health system is encouraging folks to arrive as early as possible due to all doses being limited.