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Florida Blue Offers Flu, Other Vaccines at Drive-Thru Clinics

A flu shot being given
Indiana Public Media
A flu shot being given

If you want to get a flu shot, Florida Blue is offering a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the St. Johns Town Center on Wednesday.

The clinic will be open at 4855 Town Center Pkwy. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will also offer vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, often referred to as the whooping cough), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), pneumonia and shingles.

If you have questions, call 1-877-352-5830. To schedule an appointment, which is recommended, click here.

Most Florida Blue health plans include vaccinations. The clinics are also open to people who are covered by other health insurance companies, although the out of pocket costs may differ between insurance companies and individual plans.  

Walgreens will be providing vouchers to those who are uninsured so they can get a flu shot at the clinic as well.

Doctors say getting a flu shot is always important, but especially this year as COVID-19 continues to be a major health concern. 

As of Sept. 29, fewer than 15% of adults on the First Coast had gotten this year’s flu shot, according to data from local health departments and Florida SHOTS.

Florida Blue will also be offering drive-thru clinics at the St. Johns Town Center and the Winston Family YMCA, 221 Riverside Ave., on Oct. 17, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 5 and Dec. 9.

A spokesperson told WJCT News that Florida Blue’s goal is to make flu shots free or low cost for everyone at these clinics.

Masks are required at the clinics and reserved parking will be available for people who are getting vaccinations.

Walgreens will give out $10 gift cards to those who get a flu shot at the clinics, including people who get a voucher.

For more information click here.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.