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PHOTO RELEASE: State Surgeon General Receives Flu Shot

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 03, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2014

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

**PHOTO RELEASE**
STATE SURGEON GENERAL RECEIVES FLU SHOT AT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MARION COUNTY

TALLAHASSEE—State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, received his annual flu shot today at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and demonstrated that it is not too late for Floridians to be vaccinated against the flu. The Department recommends that all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a flu shot each year.

“With peak flu season approaching, it is not too late to get your flu shot,” said Dr. Armstrong. “Anyone can get the flu, and vaccination is the single best way to protect against flu for Florida’s kids, adults, and families.”

Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, and health centers, and through many employers and schools. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www.floridahealth.gov to search for a location to receive a flu vaccine. Amy Reilly, Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is pictured above with State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong.