Doctors say the flu has officially arrived in the Upstate.
The first cases of the virus have been confirmed in Greenville and Pickens Counties. Doctors say the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated now.
Several Upstate hospitals are already planning to host free flu clinics in the coming weeks:
- Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens County will offer flu shots at the Cannon Outpatient entrance on Thursday, September 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Bon Secours St. Francis Health System will be offering free drive-thru flu shots on Friday, October 2nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive-thru will be located in the VIP parking lot of Bon Secours Wellness Arena, off Church Street in Grenville.
- The Greenville Health System will offer free flu shots at several events in Greer and Simpsonville next month. Click here to see the full schedule.
Area schools also plan to start offering low-cost and free flu shots for students starting in October. You can check with your local school for dates and times.