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USF Giving Out Free Flu Shots Friday

Annual Flu Shot Day hosted by the College of Public Health.
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The University of South Florida College of Public Health is giving out free flu shots on Friday, Oct. 21 for their 20th Annual Free Flu Shot Drive.

Medical and nursing students will administer the shots under doctor supervision.

"It is free of charge,” said Ellen Kent, Faculty Coordinator for the USF Health Service Corps. “We are underwriting the cost of the vaccine."

Kent said everyone is welcome.

"We just want to reassure people that they don't need a green card or anything, they don't need to have proof of citizenship,” Kent said. “We want everybody to come.”

Flu shots will be administered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last. The college is located at 13201 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Click  here for a map and directions.

The drive is a collaborative project between the USF College of Public Health, USF Health, and the Hillsborough County Health Department.

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Daylina Miller is a multimedia reporter for WUSF and Health News Florida, covering health in the Tampa Bay area and across the state.
Daylina Miller
Daylina Miller, multimedia reporter for Health News Florida, was hired to help further expand health coverage statewide.