Published: Dec 27, 2013 11:36 AM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health in Collier County is urging all health care practitioners to strongly encourage their pregnant patients to get a flu vaccination now, to protect both mother and baby. Out of concern, the health department is waiving the vaccine fee for pregnant women, while supplies last.

Vaccines are available at the following Florida Department of Health – Collier County sites:

Health Building, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples (8 – 3 pm, Monday through Friday; 252-6264 for information/ Flu Hotline #: 252-8212)

Immokalee location: 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee (8-5 pm, Monday through Friday; 252-7300)

Appointments are NOT necessary.