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Still need a flu shot? WellSpan Health offering drive-thru vaccines

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Johnathon Cabrera, 8, gets his flu shot by medical assistant Gigi Hernandez at Advocate Children's Hospital, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

WellSpan Health is now offering drive-thru flu shot clinics, and York County residents will have the chance to get their vaccines as early as Thursday afternoon.

Residents will be able to get their flu vaccines from the comfort of their cars from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at WellSpan Hayshire Family Practice, 2775 N. George St.

"Although we've been doing a lot of remote visits, we cannot virtually give a vaccine," said Dr. Mark Goedecker, vice president and regional medical director of WellSpan Health. "That is why we're reimagining how we are offering the vaccine this year."

Though a flu shot will not protect individuals from COVID-19, Goedecker said it's important to get one to help lower the severity of becoming sick.

Individuals can schedule a time to get a flu shots from their cars by visiting www.wellspan.org/make-an-appointment/flu/.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.