skip to content

AVOID THE FLU: STOP BY DOH-CITRUS ON OCTOBER 19 *PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE A WALK-IN CLINIC DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER*

By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Officer

September 22, 2019

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County's 2019 drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday, October 19 WILL NOW BE HELD AS A WALK-IN CLINIC.

Participants will be asked to park their cars and walk into the Lecanto Health Department, located at 3700 W. Sovereign Path, to receive a free flu vaccine. No-cost shots will be available, while supplies last, to adults and children older than 6 months from 8:30 a.m. to noon. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please continue to check our website (www.CitrusCountyHealth.org) and our Twitter page (@FLHealthCitrus) for updates.

Flu season is right around the corner, but so are no-cost flu vaccines thanks to the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) and its flu clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 19, at DOH-Citrus, 3700 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto.

No-cost flu shots will be available, while supplies last, to adults and children older than 6 months.

Afterwards, residents and visitors are encouraged to head over to the University of Florida IFAS Extension building for their annual plant sale event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This is the second annual drive-thru flu event that DOH-Citrus has held to provide vaccines at no cost to the community. Last year, DOH-Citrus provided nearly 300 vaccines to Citrus County residents and visitors. 

In addition to good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often, a yearly flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent flu illnesses, doctor visits, hospitalizations and sometimes death. The flu vaccine also protects those around you who cannot receive the vaccine.

Yearly flu vaccines are recommended for anyone older than 6 months of age, but they’re especially important for older adults, pregnant women, young children and people with underlying health conditions. 

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, so October is the perfect time to get vaccinated before flu activity picks up. 

For more information about DOH-Citrus, go to www.CitrusCountyHealth.org or follow us on Twitter at @FLHealthCitrus.