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JOIN FLU FREE FLORIDA BY GETTING YOUR FLU SHOT THIS FALL

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Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Franklin/Gulf is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year’s record-breaking flu season resulted in 80,000 deaths in the United States, which is the highest number of deaths from the flu in over three decades. Protect yourself and those you love this season by getting by getting your flu shot soon.

Did you know one of the most effective ways to keep you and your family healthy is also the simplest?

We’re talking about good handwashing.

What your mother said is true: If you don’t wash your hands, you’re going to get sick. You can get the common cold, yes, but the risks of skipping this important health habit are much more far-reaching and can be severe.

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Hurricane season is here and the Florida Department of Health encourages you to make preparations that can help ensure your safety should severe weather occur.

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