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Local church gives hundreds free flu shots

(WMC-TV) - Hundreds of residents showed up at Christ Church in Bartlett for free flu shots Saturday.

Not only was it a chance for the health department to give out free shots, but it was a chance for residents to study emergency preparedness.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, they are required to host these events every few years to help prevent an outbreak.

"As you said, it was a win-win situation for our program to test our readiness (and) for the public to respond to a situation. So, it's a win-win to get free vaccines," stated health officer, Helen Marrow.

The health department is hoping more people will attend these events in the future.

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