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Tdap and flu vaccine outreach event planned for Captiva

Flu Vaccines
Associated Press
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Special to WGCU
The Tdap vaccine is critical to preventing Tetanus, especially for those who may have sustained cuts, scratches, or wounds from cleaning up debris after the hurricane and those whose last booster was 10 or more years ago.

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is hosting a community outreach clinic offering Tdap and Flu vaccines on Captiva.

The Tdap vaccine is critical to preventing Tetanus, especially for those who may have sustained cuts, scratches, or wounds from cleaning up debris after the hurricane and those whose last booster was 10 or more years ago.

Both Tdap and Flu vaccines will be available at no charge on a first come, first served basis during the following outreach event:

  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Upper Captiva Fire Department
  • 4011 Hodgepodge Lane
  • Captiva, FL 33924

Tdap can be administered to individuals 11 years of age and older. Pregnant individuals may receive Tdap during their 27-36thweek of pregnancy if they have not already received a dose during the current pregnancy.

A flu vaccine is recommended for anyone aged 6 months to 64 years. Individuals 65 years of age or older should consult with their PCP for a high dose flu shot for optimal protection. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Disaster recovery information is available on the Florida Disaster or on Lee County’s Hurricane Ian Response and Recovery website.

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