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Floridians Reminded To Get Your Vaccine Before Halloween

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Tallahassee, Fla.—State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong received his annual flu shot today highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu. The Florida Department of Health encourages everyone to get vaccinated before Halloween to reduce the risk of illness this flu season. The flu shot is recommended for all Floridians 6 months of age and older on a yearly basis. 

Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, the Florida Department of Health joined Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott and several families to celebrate 50 years of newborn screening administered through the department’s Children’s Medical Services. Children and families who have been served by this program shared their stories at today’s event, which took place at Florida’s Historic Capitol. First Lady Ann Scott and Deputy Secretary of Health Dr. Celeste Philip highlighted the achievements of newborn screening in Florida. 

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Year in Review

Florida Department of Health Year in Review 2013–2014

The Florida Department of Health is pleased to announce the publication of the 2013–2014 Year in Review. We invite you to read about the inspiring achievements contained in this publication as we celebrate 125 years of public health in Florida. The Year in Review covers the time period from, July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

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