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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.

This holiday season, give the gift of health to family and friends. Helping others achieve and maintain good health is one of the most valuable gifts you can give, and one that will positively impact their lives year round. Select nutritious food gifts, choose a family outing with physical activity for everyone and find ways to encourage others to reach their health goals during this season.

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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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