Residents Take Advantage of Drive-Through Flu Shots

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Chattanooga church wants to help keep residents healthy.

That’s why Mt. Canaan Baptist teamed up with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee for its community outreach day.

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There, folks could dispose of unwanted prescription pills for National Drug Take Back Day, shred old documents, and get “drive-through” flu shots.

Church members tell News 12 they wanted to make it easy for people with busy schedules.

“This is flu season. A lot of people are uninsured. They may not have access to the vaccinations. This is a great way to come and get that, even get information, you know, why is it important to take a flu shot, and just the convenience of it,” said Katherlyn Geter, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church.

There was also a fun area for the kids, plus a place to pick out fresh produce.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at ecassulo@wdef.com if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’