Rep. Stephens & Senator Martwick Host Annual Flu Shot Event

CHICAGO – Next week, State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) and State Senator Rob Martwick (D-Chicago) are hosting a Drive Thru Flu Shot Event on Wednesday, October 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. Free electronics recycling and a prescription drug drop off will be at this event as well.

“With fall making its return also comes cold and flu season, and getting a flu shot can make a huge difference to stay safe and healthy,” said Rep. Stephens. “Stop by the Rosemont Theater this October for this drive-thru event to keep you from getting sick with the flu and stay healthy as the seasons change. I look forward to seeing everybody there!”

Rep. Stephens and Senator Martwick invite residents to join them at the Rosemont Theater parking lot (5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont) for this drive-thru event. Participants can enter the parking lot off Technology Boulevard and are asked to bring Medicare/insurance cards. Brochures on state programs will also be available.

According to the American Lung Association, the flu vaccine doesn’t guarantee you won’t get influenza, but significantly reduces the risk of getting sick. It also decreases the severity of symptoms should someone get the flu. They also state the single most effective thing someone can do to avoid the flu is to get vaccinated every year.

Constituents can call (773) 444-0611 with questions or for more information.