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By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Officer

October 27, 2020

As we continue our fight against COVID-19 and flu season approaches, the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) urges everyone to get their annual flu vaccine at the DOH-Citrus drive-thru clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. 

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

In addition to good health habits like covering your cough, washing your hands often and staying home when sick, 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 don’t delay getting your flu vaccine. 

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