Free flu shots for the public

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Presbyterian Medical Group Socorro will provide free flu shots for the public at Wal-Mart in Socorro on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon or until the vaccine is gone.  

The Centers for Disease Control are recommending that everyone 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine, however, for their safety, children age 17 and under cannot receive flu shots through this clinic and should get their shots from their regular pediatrician.  
The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against two strains of seasonal flu: The influenza A H3N2 virus and the influenza B virus. It will also provide protection from the 2009 H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season.
The virus used to produce the flu vaccine is grown in eggs. People who are severely allergic to eggs should not get a flu shot.