MAITLAND, FL (October 22, 2014) Flu Season is here, and for the first time, Centra Care, Florida Hospital Urgent Care is offering Tampa Bay residents two Fast & Free flu shot clinics, giving away more than 1500 shots.
Over the past 10 years Centra Care, in partnership with Get Healthy Florida, has given away over 140,000 FAST AND FREE flu shots to Central Florida residents. Now that Centra Care has opened three locations in Tampa Bay, free flu shots are coming for Tampa residents too, including a large event on MLK at the Tampa Bay Bucs training facility.
Everyone 6-months and older can get a free flu shot at one of the two clinics. Centra Care physicians want to remind Tampa Bay residents that the single best protection against the flu is the flu shot, even for healthy children and adults. Since the flu virus changes every year, you need a new vaccination each year. And remember, you cannot get the flu from the flu shot.
2014 Tampa Bay Fast & Free Flu Shot Event Schedule:
Monday, November 10th:
Noon – 5PM
Brandon Centra Care
10222 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview, FL 33578
Wednesday, November 12th:
Noon – 5PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Training Facility Parking Lot
3302 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
(No reservations. First come, first served, while supplies last.)
Who Should Be Vaccinated?
The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone, especially those who are at high risk for developing flu-related complications. Including:
o Pregnant women
o Children younger than 5, but especially younger than 2 years old
o People 50 years of age and older
o People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
o People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
o People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
-Health care workers
-Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age
PUBLIC CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: 1-(800)409-3804