USF College of Public Health offers free flu shots this Friday, Oct. 25

Tampa, FL (Oct. 22, 2013) – The University of South Florida College of Public Health hosts a free flu shot drive for adults age 18 and older this Friday, Oct. 25.  The flu shots, provided by the Hillsborough County Health Department, will be administered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

The College of Public Health is located at 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, with free parking available in the lots in front of the building.

Donna Petersen, Dianne Morrison-Beedy, flu shot drive, 2012, College of Public Health

Donna Petersen, ScD, (right) interim senior vice president of USF Health and dean of the College of Public Health, shown here receiving her flu shot last year. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing, administered the vaccine to Dr. Petersen at the college’s annual drive.

This is the 17th year the College has sponsored the free flu vaccination drive. Last year, USF Health professionals and students administered more than 1,100 flu shots to members of USF and local communities.

The flu shot drive is a collaborative project between the USF College of Public Health, USF Health, and the Hillsborough County Health Department.

For more information, please visit www.publichealth.usf.edu or call (813) 974-3623.

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USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician’s Group. The University of South Florida is a global research university ranked 50th in the nation by the National Science Foundation for both federal and total research expenditures among all U.S. universities.

Media contact:
Natalie D. Preston, USF Health Communications
(813) 974-7714, or  npreston@health.usf.edu