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Flu Prevention Reminders

By Kent Donahue

February 12, 2019

According to the recent Florida Flu Review, flu season activity is increasing statewide. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County wants to remind you of steps you can take to ward off the flu. 

Residents are encouraged to get their flu vaccine now if they have not already. It is never too late to get your flu vaccine.  It is safe, and recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women. To locate a flu shot near you, contact your health care provider or use the Florida Department of Health’s flu shot locator: www.floridahealth.gov/findaflushot

Flu prevention steps you can take:

  • Get your flu shot
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects
  • Cover your cough
  • If you are sick, stay home 

Visit FluFreeFlorida.com for more information on how you can be a part of #FluFreeFlorida. Visit www.floridahealth.gov/floridaflu for more information on influenza and influenza-like illness in Florida.