News 6, Centra Care offer free flu shots. Here’s when and where

3 events held across Central Florida

News 6 and AdventHealth Centra Care are teaming up again this year to offer free flu shots in Central Florida.

News 6 hosted a phone bank on Tuesday and Centra Care nurses answered each question viewers had about the flu.

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Many viewers reached out to News 6 on Tuesday, with 237 people calling during the phone bank.

“Most people usually ask, you know, (if it’s okay that) they get their COVID-19 shot at one location and then they get their flu shot at the doctor’s office within a few days, and that’s fine, there is no need to wait,” said Dr. Tim Hendrix, medical director for Advent Health Centra Care.

Centra Care will host three events where Central Floridians can receive free flu shots. Insurance is not required.

  • Monday, Oct. 11 at Colonial Town Centra Care
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Winter Garden Village Centra Care
  • Thursday, Oct. 21 at Sanford Centra Care

“The important thing to remember is with the flu vaccine, what we see every year is people wait and then next thing you know there’s a lot of people sick with the flu and it’s too late at that point,” Hendrix continued.

If you are getting a COVID-19 and flu shots at the same time, Hendrix recommends getting the shots in different arms.

Stay healthy!