Flu shots available at Health Department

Published December 14, 2006

In addition to doctor's offices, walk-in clinics and stores, you can get a flu vaccine shot from a Pinellas County Health Department center at:

- Largo, 12420 130th Ave. N, 588-4040.

- Clearwater, 310 N Myrtle Ave., 469-5800

- Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Ave. N, 547-7780.

- St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, 824-6900.

- Tarpon Springs, 301 S Disston Ave., 942-5457.

Flu shots at the Health Department cost $25. Pneumonia vaccines are available for $34. Bring your Medicare card, health insurance cards and a photo ID if paying by check or credit card.

Health officials recommend flu shots for everyone this year, especially those 50 and older; residents and staffers at long-term care facilities; patients with chronic medical conditions and their household contacts; children 6 months to 5 years old; pregnant women; health care personnel; and anyone caring for children younger than 6 months old.


Celebrate the holiday with your favorite pet

Holiday with the Hounds is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Happy Tails Dog Park, 3051 Garrison Road. Celebrate the season with your pet with a hot dog cookout for owners and a gift exchange of wrapped dog-related items under $5, such as dog bones, dug brush, collar. etc. Call 298-3288 for more information.