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Where to get a free, drive-up flu shot in Tampa Bay

Wednesday kicks off a string of events offered by Florida Blue and Walgreens. Each vaccination comes with a $10 gift card.

Maybe you don’t want to go to the doctor’s office or a pharmacy to get the flu shot during a pandemic. Well, you’re in luck.

Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurance provider, has partnered with Walgreens to offer free, drive-up flu shots at locations across Tampa Bay. The first event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, and five more are scheduled through the start of December.

The vaccine is available to anyone 3 years or older, and it’s free regardless of insurance status. Plus, everyone who receives it gets a $10 Walgreens gift card while supplies last.

Participants can make an appointment at and are encouraged to fill out vaccination forms ahead of time, though the forms will be available at event locations and those without an appointment will be seen.

It’s recommended that those who don’t make an appointment arrive after 11 a.m. Masks are required and those without them will be given one. Participants should wait in their car for a pharmacist to meet them.

More drive-up events will be held on Nov. 4, Nov. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 5 and Dec. 9. These are the locations in Tampa Bay:

Tampa Westshore: 201 N Westshore Blvd, 813-282-9910

Clearwater: 2567 Countryside Blvd., Suite 1, 877-352-5830

Pinellas Park: 3758 Park Blvd., No. 5, 727-342-1512

Sarasota: 285 N Cattlemen Road, 941-308-2042

Winter Haven: 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd., 863-291-0140

Other locations across the state include:

Winter Park: 434 N Orlando Ave., 321-441-2020

Coconut Point: 8041 Plaza Del Lago Drive, Estero 239-494-3460

Fort Lauderdale: 1970 Sawgrass Mills Circle, 954-512-1650

Jacksonville (two locations): St. Johns Town Center, 4855 Town Center Parkway, 904-363-5870, and Winston Family YMCA, 221 Riverside Ave., 904-575-9099

Miami: 8895 SW 136th St., 305-256-5480

Palm Beach: 1501 N Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, 561-374-6200

Tallahassee: 2116 Apalachee Parkway, 850-558-3061

Pensacola: 1680 Airport Blvd., 850-202-4150

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