#VaxWithMe at free flu shot drive on October 18

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On Friday, October 18, the USF College of Public Health hosts its annual Free Flu Shot Drive.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine annually to reduce the risk of illness, including hospitalization.

A USF Morsani College of Medicine resident physician gives a flu shot at the 2017 Free Flu Shot Drive (Photo courtesy of USF Communications and Marketing)

This is the 23nd year of the college’s flu shot drive for adults 18 and older.  The longstanding community service is a collaboration between the college, USF Health and the Hillsborough County Health Department, which provides more than 1,000 doses of vaccines to help protect against this year’s flu strains.

The drive is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while supplies last.  Shots are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can also visit with health exhibitors.

The college is located at 3010 USF Banyan Circle in Tampa.  Click here for a map and directions.  For additional information, contact Ms. Ellen Kent at ekent@health.usf.edu or (813) 974-3623.

Story by Natalie D. Preston, USF College of Public Health.