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2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Offers Flu Shots to Seniors

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Flu season is not over. On
 average, flu season in Florida extends through March and has gone longer in
 some years. The good news is it's not too late to get a flu shot. To help
 protect Floridians, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is
 sponsoring flu shot clinics, especially targeting its over-65 aged members, at
 locations across the state through February.
     "Looking at our own member information from previous years," said John
 Montgomery, M.D., M.P.H., vice president, BCBSF Senior Care Solutions, "more
 than 95 percent of our members who had flu shots had no other flu-related
 illnesses during flu season.  The flu vaccine works in preventing the flu."
     The clinics specifically target the over-65 population.  Because this is
 part of the Medicare benefit, there is no charge to Medicare beneficiaries who
 have a BCBSF ID card from any of its Medicare Advantage products, backed by a
 driver's license or other ID.  For beneficiaries with verified ID for
 Traditional Medicare, Maxim, the company administering the shots, may bill
 Medicare on your behalf.  For others, age nine and above, shots are $25 by
 cash or personal check, for as long as the vaccine supply lasts.  Local dates,
 locations and times follow and can be checked at the BCBSF Web site at
 http://www.bcbsfl.com , under News and Notes. People also may call BCBSF at
 1-800-966-8310.
     "Information from the Centers for Disease Control indicates we should
 expect heightened flu activity in Florida beginning in February," Dr.
 Montgomery said.  "It takes about two weeks for immunity to build after the
 shot. Given the serious health risk and financial impact of influenza on older
 Americans, we have a window of opportunity to provide an intervention that
 could protect our members and our neighbors."
 
     BCBSF is a leader in Florida's health industry. BCBSF and its subsidiaries
 serve more than 8.3 million people. Since 1944 the company has been dedicated
 to meeting the diverse needs of all those it serves by offering an array of
 choices. BCBSF is a not-for-profit, policyholder-owned, tax-paying mutual
 company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., BCBSF is an Independent Licensee
 of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent
 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.  For more information, please see the
 company's Web site at http://www.bcbsfl.com .
 
                      Flu Shot Clinic Locations and Dates
                 All clinics are 10:00 am - 1:00 pm local time.
                   Dates and locations are subject to change.
   For more information, check the BCBSF website at http://www.bcbsfl.com or
                              call 1-800-966-8310
 
       Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida flu vaccine clinic schedule
                 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. local time for all locations
 
 
     Date    Retail   Shopping     Address          City         Phone
             Store    Center                                     Number
     Alachua
                      Hunter's     5200 NW 43rd St
     2/11/06 Publix   Crossing     Ste 401          Gainesville  (352) 375-5310
     2/14/06 Publix   Tower Square 5801 SW 75th St  Gainesville  (352) 375-1110
 
     Brevard
                      Royal Oaks   1923 Knox McRae
     2/10/06 Publix   Plaza        Dr               Titusville   (321) 268-5630
                      Suntree      7777 N Wickham
     2/11/06 Publix   Square       Rd               Melbourne    (321) 253-6142
 
     Broward
                      Coral Ridge
                      Shopping     3400 N Federal   Ft.
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       Hwy              Lauderdale   (954) 564-9612
                      Sheridan
     2/16/06 Publix   Plaza        5211 Sheridan St Hollywood    (954) 987-6331
                      Flamingo
                      Pines        170 S Flamingo   Pembroke
     2/11/06 Publix   Plaza        Rd               Pines        (954) 437-9500
                      Welleby      10155 W Oakland
     2/10/06 Publix   Plaza        Park Blvd        Sunrise      (954) 748-5300
                      Publix at
                      Monarch      14375 Miramar
     2/16/06 Publix   Lakes        Pkwy             Miramar      (954) 447-9212
 
     Charlotte
                                   10175 Tamiami    Punta
     2/10/06 Sweetbay              Trail            Gorda        (941) 833-0402
                      Colonial
                      Burnt Store  3941 Tamiami     Punta
     2/11/06 Publix   Promenade    Trail            Gorda        (941) 637-5802
 
     Citrus
             Kash n'               1202 West Main
     2/18/06 Karry                 Street           Inverness    (352) 726-8143
             Kash n'               4500 S. Suncoast
     2/11/06 Karry                 Boulevard        Homosassa    (352) 628-4398
                      Shoppes of
                      Citrus       2685 N Forest
     2/11/06 Publix   Hills        Ridge Blvd       Hernando     (352) 527-6550
                      Crystal
                      Springs
                      Shopping     6760 W Gulf To   Crystal
     2/16/06 Publix   Center       Lake Hwy         River        (352) 795-4679
 
     Collier
                                   2400 Immokale
     2/10/06 Sweetbay              Road             Naples       (239) 593-7038
                                   7550 Mission
     2/15/06 Sweetbay              Hill Drive       Naples       (239) 304-3345
                      Neopolitan
                      Way
                      Shopping
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       4601 9th St N    Naples       (239) 649-6400
                      Naples Lakes
                      Village      8585 Collier
     2/16/06 Publix   Center       Blvd             Naples       (239) 774-5080
 
     Duval
                      Publix Super 5858 Atlantic
     2/11/06 Publix   Mkt          Blvd             Jacksonville (904) 724-2784
                      Julington    450 State Road
     2/18/06 Publix   Village      13 Ste 109       Jacksonville (904) 230-3201
                      Reedy Branch 10920 Baymeadows
     2/10/06 Publix   Commons      Road             Jacksonville (904) 538-3851
 
     Escambia
                      Sun Plaza
                      Shopping     421 Mary Esther  Fort
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       Cut Off NW       Walton Beach (850) 301-0033
                                   4425 Commons
     2/14/06 Publix   Paradise Key Dr E             Destin       (850) 837-9094
 
     Hills-
      borough
             Kash n'               2525 North Dale
     2/10/06 Karry                 Mabry            Tampa        (813) 871-1888
             Kash n'               507 Wheeler
     2/11/06 Karry                 Street           Plant City   (813) 752-3847
                                   Racetrack / Nine
                                   Eagles
     2/14/06 Sweetbay              (Westchase)      Tampa
                      Kingsway
     2/11/06 Publix   Crossing     1220 Kingsway Rd Brandon      (813) 654-1689
                      Collier      2121 Collier     Land O
     2/10/06 Publix   Commons      Pkwy             Lakes        (813) 948-9819
 
     Indian
      River
 
                      Vero Plaza   526 21st St
     2/11/06 Publix   Publix at    9621 N US        Vero Beach (772) 563-0386
     2/16/06 Publix   Indian River Highway 1        Sebastian  (772) 581-5755
 
     Lake
             Kash n'
     2/10/06 Karry                 1700 E SR 50     Clermont   (352) 243-3580
                      Mulberry
                      Grove        8780 SE 165th    The
     2/11/06 Publix   Plaza Center Mulberry Ln      Villages   (352) 751-0301
                      Publix at    27615 US Highway
     2/10/06 Publix   Lake Harris  27 # U           Leesburg   (352) 787-0440
                      Publix at    4351 S Highway
     2/11/06 Publix   Kings Ridge  27               Clermont   (352) 394-4437
 
     Lee
                                   61 Bell Blvd.    Lehigh
     2/14/06 Sweetbay              North            Acres      (941) 369-6200
                                   5690 Bayshore    N. Ft.
     2/11/06 Sweetbay              Road             Myers      (941) 731-1007
                                   8650 Gladiolus
     2/16/06 Sweetbay              Drive            Ft. Myers  (239) 432-2635
                      Summerlin    15880 Summerlin
     2/10/06 Publix   Crossings    Rd               Fort Myers (239) 433-0297
 
     Leon
                      Bradford-
                       ville       6753 Thomasville
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       Rd               Tallahassee  (850) 668-5702
                      Capital      2111 Capital Cir
     2/10/06 Publix   Circle       NE               Tallahassee  (850) 297-0708
 
     Manatee
             Kash n'               5805 Manatee
     2/10/06 Karry                 Avenue           Bradenton    (941) 792-2857
             Kash n'
     2/11/06 Karry                 515 7th Street   Palmetto     (941) 722-1954
                                   8750 State Road
     2/14/06 Sweetbay              70 East          Bradenton    (941) 756-8401
                      Cortez
     2/14/06 Publix   Commons      5584 Cortez Rd W Bradenton    (941) 794-1718
                      Bayshore
                      Gardens
     2/11/06 Publix   SC           6030 14th St W   Bradenton    (941) 756-3455
 
     Marion
                      Belleview    10135 SE US
     2/11/06 Publix   Commons      Highway 441      Belleview    (352) 245-4115
                      Steeplechase 8585 SW Highway
     2/11/06 Publix   Plaza        200              Ocala        (352) 854-8085
                                   5400 SW College
                      Heath Brook  Rd Ste
     2/14/06 Publix   Commons      200              Ocala        (352) 873-1936
 
     Martin
                      Wedgewood    3304 SE Federal
     2/11/06 Publix   Commons      Hwy              Stuart       (772) 283-1189
                      Island       11750 SE Federal
     2/16/06 Publix   Crossing     Hwy              Hobe Sound   (772) 545-5660
 
     Miami -
      Dade
                      Miller Rd.
                      Shopping
     2/9/06  Publix   Center       9420 SW 56th St  Miami        (305) 271-6811
                      Loehmann's   18995 Biscayne
     2/11/06 Publix   Fashion      Blvd             Miami        (305) 931-3761
 
     Nassau
                      Island Walk
                      Shopping                      Fernandina
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       1421 Sadler Rd   Beach        (904) 277-4911
 
     Orange
                      Williamsburg
                      Town         5350 Central
     2/14/06 Publix   Center       Florida Pkwy     Orlando      (407) 239-0844
                      Lake
                      Fredrica     4048 S Semoran
     2/9/06  Publix   Center       Blvd             Orlando      (407) 277-3607
 
     Osceola
                      Publix
                      Center Of
                      St.
     2/10/06 Publix   Cloud        4401 13th St     St Cloud     (407) 498-3070
                      Shoppes of   3227 S John
     2/11/06 Publix   Kissimmee    Young Pkwy       Kissimmee    (407) 933-0067
 
     Palm
      Beach
                      Polo Club    5050 Champion
     2/9/06  Publix   Shoppes      Blvd             Boca Raton (561) 994-8350
                      Jupiter
                      Square
                      Shopping     95 S US Highway
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       1                Jupiter    (561) 743-7400
                                   6627 W Boynton
                      Fountains of Beach            Boynton
     2/10/06 Publix   Boynton      Blvd             Beach      (561) 731-2065
                      Publix At
                      Palm         6820 Okeechobee  West Palm
     2/16/06 Publix   Beach Plaza  Blvd             Beach      (561) 684-3015
 
     Pinellas
             Kash n'               2139 34th Street St.
     2/10/06 Karry                 North            Petersburg (727) 323-2900
             Kash n'               7491 4th Street  St.
     2/14/06 Karry                 North            Petersburg (727) 528-2121
                                   22nd Street
                                   S/18th Ave S     St.
     2/11/06 Sweetbay              (Midtown)        Petersburg
                      Sunset-19
                      Shopping     23674 US Highway
     2/11/06 Publix   Center       19 N             Clearwater (727) 799-1110
                      Bay Pointe                    St.
     2/14/06 Publix   Plaza        5295 34th St S   Petersburg (727) 867-0146
 
     Polk
             Kash n'               6220 North
     2/10/06 Karry                 Highway 98       Lakeland   (863) 858-7597
                      Lake Miriam  4730 S Florida
     2/16/06 Publix   Square       Ave              Lakeland   (863) 646-8537
                      Oakbridge
     2/11/06 Publix   Square       3636 Harden Blvd Lakeland   (863) 647-3136
                      Plantation   5375 N Socrum
     2/10/06 Publix   Square       Loop Rd          Lakeland   (863) 853-1778
 
     Sarasota
                                   458 N. Venice
     2/18/06 Sweetbay              By-Pass          Venice     (941) 485-2912
                                   501 N. Beneva
             Kash n'
     2/15/06 Karry                 Road Suite #180  Sarasota   (941) 957-1085
                                   6100 N. Lockwood
     2/11/06 Sweetbay              Ridge Road       Sarasota   (941) 355-7880
                      Sarasota     5391 Fruitville
     2/16/06 Publix   Crossings    Rd               Sarasota   (941) 377-4405
                      University   2875 University
     2/11/06 Publix   Walk         Pkwy             Sarasota   (941) 358-1169
 
     Seminole
                      Lake Mary    3899 W Lake Mary
     2/10/06 Publix   Village      Blvd             Lake Mary  (407) 321-9693
                      Publix at
     2/11/06 Publix   Lake Forest  5240 Sr 46       Sanford    (407) 321-0423
                      Jamestown    951 N State Road Altamonte
     2/11/06 Publix   Place        434              Springs    (407) 682-4100
 
     St.
      Johns
                      Cobblestone
                      Village
                      @ St.                         St
     2/16/06 Publix   Augustine    125 Jenkins St   Augustine  (904) 808-0514
 
     St.
      Lucie
                      Sabal Palm   2517 S Federal   Fort
     2/11/06 Publix   Plaza        Hwy              Pierce     (772) 595-1700
 
     Sumter
                      Southern
                      Trace        3475 Wedgewood   The
     2/16/06 Publix   Plaza        Ln               Villages   (352) 751-6280
 
     Volusia
                      Northgate    299 E
                      Shopping     International
     2/14/06 Publix   Center       Speedway Blvd    Deland     (386) 734-7112
                      Bellair      2595 N Atlantic  Daytona
     2/11/06 Publix   Plaza        Ave              Beach      (386) 677-3098
 
 
 

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

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