City leaders help launch ‘Sleeve Up Indy’ flu shot campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis city leaders are urging everyone to get their flu shot soon.

The city, along with the Marion County Public Health Department, is launching the “Sleeve Up Indy” campaign. The campaign will work to highlight why everyone 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot to help battle COVID-19.

To kick off the campaign, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County Public Health Director Dr. Virginia Caine rolled up their sleeves and received flu shots on Monday.

“This year, the flu shot does more than protect against the spread of the yearly flu, it also helps free up our health infrastructure to remain focused on COVID-19.” , Mayor Hogsett said.

The Marion County Public Health Department is hosting weekly flu shots at clinics all month long as part of the campaign.