#FluVaxJax: Community effort to get everyone vaccinated during a pandemic

Free flu vaccines for underserved

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax has teamed up with the Duval County Medical Society Foundation’s Flu Vax Jax initiative, a major new effort to make sure you and your family are informed about the importance of flu vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal is to avoid overburdening local hospitals this flu season in case we see a spike in coronavirus cases.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we must keep an eye out for the upcoming fall and winter months. We could potentially see another surge in COVID-19 and it would coincide with influenza season (October-March). This is typically a time of the year when hospitalizations increase and ICU bed utilization rises. If we add COVID-19 patients to the mix, we may see a point where our hospital systems are not able to add further patients which could then jeopardize the health of our region,” The DCMS Foundation stated.

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#FluVaxJax: Community effort to get everyone vaccinated during a pandemic