Austin charity offers free flu shots

A local charity took the recent spike in the ongoing flu outbreak into its own hands by offering free flu shots for families struggling financially.

For about three hours Tuesday morning, Catholic Charities of Central Texas gave shots to low-income families through Fetch MD, a home-delivery healthcare service center.

Suzanne Bautch is the associate director of advancement for Catholic Charities and said this is something important to the people it serves but not always affordable.

“They are in need of so much, and this may be one of the things on their list that falls down to the bottom,” Bautch said. “It’s an extremely awesome offering for us to be able to give right now.”

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