Penobscot Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital are offering drive-thru flu vaccine clinics at the Lincolnville Fire Station Wednesdays Dec. 9 and 16.

The fire station is located at 470 Camden Road.

On Dec. 9, the clinic is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Dec. 16, the clinic runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a voluntary program sponsored by PBMC and WCGH with cooperation from the town of Lincolnville.

The clinics are open to those who are 7-years-old and above. Participants are asked to bring their health insurance card. Those who do not have insurance will be billed a nominal fee.

When arriving, participants are asked to enter the fire department driveway and follow the designated traffic route. If the line extends onto Route 52, they are asked to try again later.

Everyone is asked to remain in their vehicle at all times.

Paperwork to complete will be provided to those waiting in line in their vehicles, and the flu vaccine is administered with participants remaining in their cars.

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.

More information about influenza can be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm and about the seasonal flu shot  at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/flushot.htm.