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Local 10, Walgreens team up for Flu Shot Friday

Even without insurance you can get a voucher for a free shot

Flu Friday: Experts say vaccine is more important during pandemic
Flu Friday: Experts say vaccine is more important during pandemic

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Since 2016, Local 10 and Walgreens have teamed up to bring you Flu Shot Friday.

With the coronavirus pandemic extending into flu season, the demand for flu shots is high. Walgreens anticipated the heightened awareness and has 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, 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. 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. “Every flu season is unpredictable, and this one is especially important as it overlaps with Covid-19, which is why an annual flu shot is the first preventive measure to take to protect yourself and those around you throughout the season.”

Local 10′s Flu Shot Friday is 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.

Local 10's free Flu Shot Friday is coming up
Local 10's free Flu Shot Friday is coming up

About the Authors:

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.

Kristi Krueger has built a solid reputation as an award-winning medical reporter and effervescent anchor. She joined Local 10 in August 1993. After many years co-anchoring the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Kristi now co-anchors the noon newscasts, giving her more time in the evening with her family.