You can get a no-cost flu shot if you are uninsured

#FluVaxJax campaign offers free vaccination vouchers to those without health insurance

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Cost should not be the reason you don’t get vaccinated against the flu this year -- that’s the message from the Duval County Medical Society Foundation. While health insurance covers 100% of the cost of a flu shot, those without insurance would have to pay $30 or more out of pocket.

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The Duval County Medical Society Foundation started the #FluVaxJax campaign four years ago to help bridge the gap, so no families go without their yearly flu vaccine.

Since the #FluVaxJax initiative began, the campaign has distributed nearly 4,000 vouchers.


We saw a peak in the flu between late October and late December in 2022, and Dr. Sunil Joshi, the Chief Health Officer for the city of Jacksonville, says now is a good time to get the flu shot because it takes 10 to 14 days to increase immunity and will last for about six months -- which will get people through the upcoming flu season.