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Media Advisory: Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Dreyzehner to Receive Annual Flu Vaccinations

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 12:30pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, are encouraging Tennesseans to get their influenza vaccinations this flu season. Governor Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner will receive their seasonal flu vaccinations at the TDH Southeast Regional Health Office in Chattanooga Friday, September 23.

Immunization against the flu protects not only the person receiving the vaccine but also his or her family, friends and coworkers. Flu vaccine is arriving throughout Tennessee and is already available in many locations, including county health departments, medical clinics and pharmacies. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge annual flu vaccination for everyone over six months of age.

Who:                 Governor Bill Haslam

                           John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

                          Glenn Czarnecki, Southeast Regional Health Director, TDH

                          Allyson Cornell, Southeast Regional Medical Director, TDH

                          Representative Mike Carter, District 29

What:                Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner receive seasonal flu vaccinations  

When:               Friday, September 23, 1:30 p.m. Eastern time

Where:              Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office

                            1301 Riverfront Parkway, Suite 209

                            Chattanooga Tenn.  37402