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Get a FREE flu shot and protect yourself before the holidays

Make sure your season is merry and influenza-free
Posted at 4:53 AM, Dec 06, 2017

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- Before you know it, Christmas will be here and the cheer is already spreading, but so is the flu and experts say this season could end up being a bad flu season.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is marking National Influenza Week (December 3 through 9) with a day of flue vaccines at no cost on Wednesday, December 6 at its five centers. 

Flu season is already here and experts are already concerned

Don't fall for the flu shot myths

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, you can visit one of the five locations to get a FREE flu shot: 

  • St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
  • Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave N.
  • Mid-County (Largo): 8751 Ulmerton Rd.
  • Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave.
  • Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave.

The CDC also has a flu tracker so you can check the weekly influenza activity in your area. Click here to see the map. 

Learn more about how to prevent the flu, the different flu vaccines and the misconceptions about flu vaccines here

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