Final flu clinic at Dayton rec center scheduled for today

The City of Dayton is continuing to provide flu shots at rec centers throughout the city, with the final clinic scheduled for today.

Walgreen’s is providing the vaccine as part of a trio of clinics created in cooperation with the Department of Recreation and Youth Services.

Vaccinations are available at the Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Michelle Buford, recreation facilities specialist for the city, said that it’s especially important to get a flu shot this year.

“I think it’s important because we don’t want to overwhelm the healthcare system,” she said. “We have a lot going on with COVID-19 and on top of that it’s flu season. So I think that it’s important that everybody does what they can to stay healthy and to stay safe.”

The clinics were set up to help make sure the community had access to flu shots, Buford said.

“It was very important for us that we have something like this for the community to make sure that everybody is able to get their flu shots,” she said. “That would be great if everybody could come out so we can make sure we’re doing out part to keep everybody safe and healthy.”

Those interested in getting a vaccination should bring proof of insurance. Participants must be 18 or older, wear a mask and have a temperature check before Getting the shot.

People can also bring completed consent forms to speed up the check-in process. Forms are available at the rec centers or can be found at

About the Author