Florida Blue provides free flu shots for a day

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 3, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- As flu season begins, Florida Blue and Walgreens are working to provide free flu shots at Florida Blue centers across the state.

Adults 18 and older received free flu vaccines between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Floridians are eligible for the free vaccine regardless of whether they are insured, or their insurance provider.

Ashley Rousseau is a care consultant at Florida Blue. She says an event like this is a great way to protect the community.

“We can’t prevent a lot of things in health and in our lives, but things we have developed immunity and vaccines for, we’re really pro people getting it,” said Rousseau. “It really doesn’t just protect yourself and your loved ones, but those that are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu, like very young children or the elderly.”

Florida Blue administered more than 20 flu shots at their Apalachee Parkway location. They plan on doing another free flu shot event sometime near the end of October.

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