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Keep Vaccine Between You and Flu

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 15, 2016

Jan. 15, 2016

Keep Vaccine Between You and Flu

Contact:
Communications Office
NewsMedia@flhealth.gov
(850) 245-4111

Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida Health reminds all residents and visitors that the best protection from seasonal flu is the flu vaccine. Flu strains change from year to year, so up-to-date coverage is critical. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the vaccine each year to protect against illness.

Receiving your flu vaccination if you are healthy helps to prevent illness in our most vulnerable populations. People at higher risk for flu-related complications include children ages newborn to 5, adults over the age of 65, pregnant women and people who have existing medical conditions such as asthma.

It is equally important to practice good hygiene and proper handwashing techniques. Make it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces in your home, school, or office. You can take additional steps to ward off flu by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow, frequently washing your hands and avoiding touching your face.

You can put the flu vaccine between you and the disease by receiving your vaccination today. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, health departments, pharmacies and by some employers and schools. Learn more about where you can get your flu shot this year by visiting our flu shot locator page.

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