A Rhinelander clinic provides free flu shots to VeteransSubmitted: 10/28/2016
RHINELANDER - Northwoods Veterans will be taken care of this flu season thanks to The Rhinelander Veterans Affair Clinic. 

The clinic will provide free flu shots for Veterans starting Friday. 

Half the Veteran population is over 60 years old, which puts them at increasing risk with flu complications.

 Clinic nurse Christina Paris wants to make sure the Veteran community is taken care of. 

"We like to think of our Veterans as part of our extended family. 

And it's heartwarming to know that we can be here to help them and serve them the best we can," said Paris.

Providing this service to Veterans hits close to home for Paris.

 She served in the Air Force as a medic for 20 years. As a Veteran herself, she understands how important this service is.

"I'm so connected and I really feel like helping fellow service members and fellow Veterans is really important," said Paris.

Last year the clinic saw more than 1,200 patients.

 Veterans can get flu shots from the clinic for free every Friday between 9 a.m. and 3p.m. 

from now until Nov. 25 except on Nov. 11. 

The clinic will close in observance of Veterans Day. 

Story By: Phylicia Ashley

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