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Dept. of Health in Collier County to Host Flu Clinics

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Flu season is right around the corner and health officials in Collier County say it is more important than ever to receive the flu vaccine this year due to COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County will be hosting two community flu clinics this month.

The Florida DOH says the flu vaccine can reduce the severity of the flu and prevent hospitalizations. The state department of health in Collier County urges people to get vaccinated to prevent overwhelming healthcare systems during the pandemic.

On Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 DOH-Collier will host flu clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at their Naples and Immokalee branch locations.

Patients will not be required to show identification and the vaccines will be offered free of charge for those who do not have medical insurance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of six months get the vaccine, unless they have contraindications, like immunosuppression or anaphylactic reactions to eggs.

More information can be found HERE.

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