The steady hands of Liz Gassew, RN, prepare one of nearly 800 free flu shots given free to Plantation seniors and the chronically ill at the Central Park Gym.
The steady hands of Liz Gassew, RN, prepare one of nearly 800 free flu shots given free to Plantation seniors and the chronically ill at the Central Park Gym. MARIANNE ARMSHAW/FOR THE HERALD
The steady hands of Liz Gassew, RN, prepare one of nearly 800 free flu shots given free to Plantation seniors and the chronically ill at the Central Park Gym. MARIANNE ARMSHAW/FOR THE HERALD

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