Urgent Cares of America has started offering free flu vaccinations at its nine North Carolina locations.
The company, which is based in Clayton, offered free vaccines for children and students earlier this month. Most of the clinics have run out of the children's vaccines but are now offering free vaccines to any adults who wish to get one while supplies last.
By offering the program, Urgent Cares is joining a growing list of retailers and clinics offering free or discounted flu shots. Following last year's flu shot shortage, many manufacturers produced extra doses and stores ordered surplus supplies. (See News & Observer story, Dec. 24, 2010.)
Urgent Cares of America operates locations in Asheville, Boone, Cary, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Wake Forest. For more information or to find a location, visit www.rucn.info or call 550-0821.