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SAY BOO TO THE FLU WITH A VACCINE AT NO COST TO YOU

By Thomas Iovino, PIO

October 14, 2021

The seasonal flu vaccine is important protection for anyone older than six months of age by reducing the likelihood that you will have to seek emergency help in a hospital should you become sick.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) urges everyone to get their vaccine before Halloween. Although many health insurance providers cover the cost of the flu vaccine, those who are under or uninsured may find it difficult to afford.

This year, you can say boo to the flu by making an appointment by calling (727) 824-6931 or walking in to our clinics during the week of October 25 to 29.

The CDC has determined that it is safe to receive both the flu and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. If you haven’t done so already, you can get vaccinated for both in one stop at no charge.

DOH-Pinellas is providing flu vaccines for adults and children older than three at no cost during this weeklong event. Hours at these locations will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following centers:

  • St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
  • Mid County, 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo
  • Clearwater, 310 N. Myrtle Ave.
  • Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Ave.
  • Tarpon Springs, 301 S. Disston Ave.

If these locations or hours are not convenient for you, please visit www.FluFreeFlorida.com to find other locations offering the seasonal flu vaccine.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or call (727) 824-6900. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor for the latest agency updates.

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