Health Department offering free flu shots

Published January 1, 2007


With Florida seeing an active early flu season, the Pinellas County Health Department is offering free flu shots to anyone unable to pay the $25 fee.

The shots will be available until the vaccine supply runs out at any of the department's five health centers:

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

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

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

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

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

Public health officials say vaccinations are important for everyone, including children over 6 months old. Those particularly at high risk include people age 50 and older, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses, health care workers and caregivers of high-risk people.


Sit back, eat and hear a tale of a fateful trip

Enjoy a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, 455 Scotland St., and hear the story of how a crew sponsored by Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa found the wreck of the Civil War ship SS Republic off the coast of Savannah, Ga., with millions of dollars in gold and silver coins.

David Fisher of Odyssey Marine will describe how the crew discovered the ship upright in 1,700 feet of water in 2003.

All are welcome. For more information, call 733-2318.