It's "Free Flu Shot Saturday" in Knoxville, Tennessee today

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Started in 1992 by local physician Dr. Charlie Barnett, Flu Shot Saturday has become an annual tradition in the Knoxville area for thousands of local residents to get a free flu shot.

Below is the line outside Farragut High School this morning as hundreds lined up for their annual flu shot.

free flu shot saturday at farragut high school, farragut tennessee

While the shots are technically ‘free’, donations to the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Empty Stocking Fund which provides food and Christmas toys to thousands of Knoxville families who might otherwise have an unhappy holiday are encouraged and most flu shot recipients drop a generous donation into the box.

free flu shots but the Knoxville news sentinel accepts donations for its empty stocking fund

BlueCross BlueShield insurance of Tennessee partially funds the event along with the Knoxville News Sentinel. Local Rotary clubs also help support the event with traffic direction, getting paperwork filled out, and other tasks

Doctor Barnett and his group enlist the help of fellow Knoxville medical professionals to actually administer the vaccine at 5 Knoxville area high schools. This morning Charlotte and I were in line around 9:20 AM on a rainy Saturday morning along with hundreds of others at Farragut High School for a flu shot.

lines for free flu shots in farragut high school, farragut tn

The guy with his arm raised between the two ladies turned out to be my flu shot guy. He was gentle but he forgot to give me my sucker.

Read more about Knoxville, Tennessee and the annual "Free Flu Shot Saturday" at Knoxville Tennessee Real Estate Blog

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Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

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