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FSU PC, Health Department team up to offer free flu shots

Erica Martin

FSU Panama City is partnering with the Florida Department of Health in Bay County to offer free flu shots to students, faculty and staff 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, in Holley Lecture Hall A.

To prevent the spread of germs, administrators also have added hand sanitizing stations throughout campus, and the facilities staff has increased the frequency of disinfecting door handles, tabletops and other frequently touched surfaces.

“FSU Panama City is committed to promoting our students’ health and wellbeing,” Dean Randy Hanna said. “These efforts will help us to ensure the safety of the entire FSU Panama City community.”

“The Florida Department of Health in Bay County is extremely proud in this vital public health effort to partner with Florida State University Panama City,” said Sandon Speedling, administrator and health officer from the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. “Receiving the flu shot is the single best preventive measure to protect yourself, your family and community from contracting and spreading the flu virus.”

Yearly flu shots (typically recommended early October to mid-December) are recommended for everyone, but are especially indicated for anyone with asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, diabetes, or other health problems that compromise the ability to fight infections. The Center for Disease Control recommends all people, ages 6 months and older, to get a flu vaccine to prevent possible unnecessary evaluation for COVID-19.

Supplies are limited.