GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Prisma Health are offering free COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots in Greenville.

Officials said this flu season is the most active in South Carolina has witnessed in a decade.

Vaccinations are currently available at the McAlister Square/University Center at 225 South Pleasantburg Drive from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An additional day has been scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We’re trying to keep people from getting sick, keep people from ending up in the hospital and overburdening the healthcare and hospital systems,” DHEC Outbreak Response Manager Patrick Brown said. “So, we’ve made the community connection here with Prisma Health to offer safe and effective vaccines.”

DHEC said the vaccination site is scheduled to close on December 15th. COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots are available to anyone 6 months and older.

Children under the age of 16 will need a signature from a parent or guardian to receive their shots, officials said.

Visit DHEC’s vaccine pages on COVID-19 and flu for more information on each, and our Flu Watch page for data on cases and vaccinations.