INDIANAPOLIS — As scientists continue to search for an effective COVID-19 vaccine, there is a good defense the public can obtain as the annual flu season begins. To that end, Franciscan Health Immunization Services is offering drive-through flu clinics at various sites in October and November. The locations and dates are:

Franciscan Health Stones Crossing (1703 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood)

  • Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Franciscan Physician Network Southeast Family Medicine (964 Emerson Parkway, Greenwood)

  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Franciscan Health CityWay Family & Sports Medicine (426 S. Alabama St., Indianapolis (parking lot of Irsay Family Medicine)

  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Franciscan Health Carmel (12188-B, N. Meridian St.)

  • Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Franciscan Physician Network Columbus Primary & Specialty (parking lot, 123 2nd St.)

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Available vaccines are quadrivalent, high dose, egg-free, flu mist (as available), pneumonia, Tdap and shingles.

Participants should bring their insurance cards to avoid other charges and dress appropriately to ease administration of the vaccines. Only patients 6 months and older can be seen.

For more information, call the Franciscan Health Immunization Services at 317-528-6374.