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 wagsoutreach.com/schedulerLanding 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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