Free Flu Shot Saturday
2016 Free Flu Shot Saturday will be held Saturday, October 1
from 8am to 12pm, or while supplies last. See locations below.
THE BIGGEST ANUAL FUNDRAISER FOR ESF
Free Flu Shot Saturday (FFSS) is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Empty Stocking Fund. For the past 24 years, free influenza immunizations have been offered on one Saturday in the fall in and around Knoxville to anyone who is interested. More than 228,000 East Tennesseans have been immunized and over $870,000 has been raised for ESF since the program’s inception in 1991. Donations are accepted and appreciated from those receiving shots, but they are not required. The program also relies heavily on corporate and foundation donations to purchase the medical supplies and serum. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has donated thousands to the cause and has been the primary donor for the program for some years. Other donors and supporters include Summit Medical Group and the Knoxville Area Rotary Club.
The event is organized and staffed by medical volunteers under Dr. Charlie Barnett’s direction, several local Rotary clubs and News Sentinel Charities staff. In addition to fundraising for ESF, the goal of FFSS is to limit the impact of influenza in East Tennessee by vaccinating thousands.
FREE FLU SHOT SATURDAY LOCATIONS
Free flu shots will be available at the following six local schools:
Austin East Magnet High School
2800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914
West High School
3326 Sutherland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37919
Halls High School
4321 E. Emory Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37938
Farragut High School
208 West End Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37934
South Doyle Middle School
3900 Decatur Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37920
Carter High School
210 N. Carter High School
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Coming Soon – More information about Influenza Vaccination & download of an informational pdf.
For more information about FFSS, you may contact:
News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund / Free Flu Shot Saturday
Hotline: (865) 342-6871