For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2011

Media Contact:
Ivonne Perez Suarez


Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to hold Annual Flu Vaccination Drive at the City of Miami Springs Community Center on November 10, 2011


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Commissioner Rebeca Sosa is partnering with the Miami-Dade County Health Department to offer the “Annual Flu Vaccination Drive” for County residents. The flu shots will be administered at the Miami Springs Community Center, 1401 Westward Drive, in Miami Springs on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Residents who fall within the highest risk groups for contracting the flu - those 65 and older, and children 6 to 18 years old - will receive the shots for free.  Those 19 thru 64-years-old will be charged a nominal fee of $20.00 for the flu shot.

The flu can cause mild to severe respiratory illness.  Since the virus mutates, experts recommend getting vaccinated every year to have the latest protection against newer strains that may be circulating.  "If we have the means to protect people from this contagious and debilitating illness, then we need to use them," said Commissioner Sosa.  "Studies show that flu-related deaths occur most frequently in the oldest and youngest populations, which is why we are making this vaccine available to everyone."

For more information, please call Commissioner Sosa's district office at 305-267-6377.

Who: Honorable Rebeca Sosa, Miami-Dade County Commissioner - District 6
Miami-Dade County Health Department

What:Annual Flu Vaccination Drive

When: November 10, 2011, 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where:City of Miami Springs Community Center
1401 Westward Drive - Miami Springs, FL


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It is the policy of Miami Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-267-6377 at least five days in advance.