Navigators available for help with insurance

The Gainesville Sun

In Brief

Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators from the WellFlorida Council will offer free enrollment assistance to individuals and families who wish to enroll or re-enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

The deadline to sign up is Sunday.

The “Last Chance” enrollment event will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation & Economic Development at 530 W. University Ave. Walk-ins and RSVPs are welcome.

Attendees should bring or know the Social Security numbers of everyone who will be on the health insurance plan and bring supporting documentation of household income, such as tax returns and pay stubs.

To RSVP, visit and select Connector and search by Zip code 32601.

For more information, call 386-462-1551 ext. 101 or visit

CDC urges adults to get vaccines, too

Florida Health wants to help you check up on your vaccinations.

Vaccines aren’t just for children. They protect adults from diseases like pneumonia, tetanus and the flu. Adults can experience severe complications from childhood diseases, so it’s important to know if you are up-to-date.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the seasonal flu vaccine annually and the tetanus shot every 10 years for all adults. In addition, certain vaccines are necessary based on such factors as age, lifestyle, health conditions, occupation and travel. Vaccines are particularly important for those with chronic conditions, who can develop complications from vaccine-preventable diseases.

For more about vaccination schedules by age group, visit the CDC website at


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