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“FLU BOO II” Provides Flu Vaccines as No-Cost Pre-Halloween Treat

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Say “boo” to the flu at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County’s (DOH-Pinellas) Flu Boo II clinic that will provide flu shots at no cost on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Pinellas Park.

From 5:30 to 8:30 PM (or until supplies last), DOH-Pinellas staff and volunteers will provide flu vaccines at no charge at its Pinellas Park health department, 6350 76th Ave. N. Participants can remain in their cars while they get their flu shot at the drive-through or come inside the building’s clinic area. This is the second annual Flu Boo event that DOH-Pinellas has held at the Pinellas Park location.

The arrival of fall means cooler weather and planning for the holidays ahead, but it should also mean the time to start thinking about getting your annual flu vaccine. The flu is more than a “just a cold” for many people. The seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It spreads from person to person and, for some, it can result in a serious illness that means lost work time or severe symptoms that require hospitalizations. In some cases, it can lead to death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the flu kills about 24,000 Americans each year.

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