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DOH Announces Two Leadership Appointments

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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced Kelli T. Wells, MD, as Deputy Secretary for Health and Cindy Dick, MBA, CPM as Assistant Deputy Secretary for Health. As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Wells will oversee four divisions and two offices. Dr. Wells, currently serving as DOH-Duval director will continue in this capacity. Ms. Dick, as Assistant Deputy Secretary for Health, will aid in the oversight of these divisions and offices in Tallahassee. Ms. Dick is currently serving as director of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support.

Preventing mosquito bites not only enhances your enjoyment of outdoor activities, but can also protect you from exposure to Zika and all mosquito-borne illnesses. The Florida Department of Health reminds Floridians and visitors to protect yourself and your family with these simple tips outlined in the Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida information video and brochure. Alternate version of video: Spanish and Creole.

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Health Care Providers Play Important Role in Fight Against Human Trafficking

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With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. It is never too late to get your flu shot.

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