Free check-ups, flu shots, vaccinations offered to displaced Puerto Ricans in Florida

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Health insurer Florida Blue and Sanitas Medical Centers are offering free check-ups, flu shots and school vaccinations to adults and children who have relocated to Florida from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

The services for adults are available at all Sanitas locations in Florida. The services for children are available only at Sanitas Medical Centers in Tampa, Doral, Kendall and Miami Lakes.

Children can receive a complete no-cost school physical and no-cost vaccinations as needed. Adults can receive a no-cost flu shot and a free doctor visit to complete a general health check-up. Proof of travel after September 1, 2017 is required.

The center is located at 3617 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa. For a list of other locations, visit

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 877-852-7242. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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