Local 10, Walgreens team up again for ‘Flu Shot Friday’

Local 10′s annual event takes place Sep. 15

Local 10 and Walgreens are teaming up again for Flu Shot Friday. This year’s event is taking place Friday, September 15.

Local 10 Health Specialist Kristi Krueger will be at a select Walgreens store and will be receiving her flu shot live on the air in the 9 a.m. newscast.

The flu shot, usually administered in your arm, triggers your immune system to get ready to fight off a future infection. Protection starts approximately 2 weeks after you get the shot. Ahead of flu season, Walgreens ordered plenty of flu shots and vouchers for South Florida.

During our Flu Shot Friday event, uninsured and underinsured individuals will be given a flu shot voucher at Walgreens stores, allowing them to receive the flu vaccine at no cost. It’s also a perfect time for people with health insurance to receive their vaccination, too.

The flu shot vouchers are donated by Walgreens and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a national program to make flu shots available to those without health insurance coverage or to those who are unable to afford a flu shot.

Each voucher is good for one flu shot at any Walgreens Pharmacy and is subject to the terms and conditions on the voucher. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive a flu shot at Walgreens stores.

“For more than a decade, Walgreens pharmacists have been a trusted and accessible community resource for flu shots and other immunizations,” said Georgia Lehoczky, Walgreens regional health director. “Thank you WPLG Local 10 in helping us close the healthcare gap in the communities we serve. I invite everyone to get your annual flu vaccine. Let’s all win together in protecting yourself and those around you.”

Local 10′s Flu Shot Friday takes place for one day only. No appointment is necessary. All Walgreens stores are participating in this event and will be administering flu shots during regularly scheduled store hours.

About the Author:

Mayte Padron Cordones is an Emmy-award winning journalist and the director of WPLG's Community Relations Department, overseeing the station's outreach initiatives to benefit and strengthen the South Florida community.