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Department of Health offers free flu shots to students in Hillsborough County

Florida Hospital offers free flu shots
Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 11:55:07-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Students in Hillsborough County can get free flu shots thanks to a partnership between the Florida Department of Health and Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Families will not have to pay any out of pocket expenses, but DOH says your insurance company may be billed if the policy will cover the shot.

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Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The flu shots are first come, first serve while supplies last.

The flu vaccine clinics will be held at five locations:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m., Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33626
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m., King High School, 6815 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33610
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m., Jefferson High School, 4401 Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5-7 p.m., Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd, Riverview FL 33569
  • Thursday, Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m. Plant City High School, One Raider Place, Plant City, FL 33563

DOH recommends that parents monitor their children for symptoms like a fever, cough or sore throat. Parents are asked to keep their children at home if they develop these symptoms.

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