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Florida Department of Health Updates on Flu Season

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Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health (Department) encourages Floridians to get vaccinated against influenza (flu). After vaccination, it takes about 2 weeks for the body to develop protection. Flu shots are the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu and its potentially serious impacts.

All Persons 5 Years of Age and Older Are Eligible to Receive the Vaccine In Florida
The Food & Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 5 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 5-17 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.

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Healthy Lung Month runs all October as a time to raise awareness around the importance of healthy lungs. This month is an opportune time to familiarize yourself with common air quality concerns and to consult your doctor about any dangers to your lung health. Please read our recent article regarding Healthy Lung Month for more information.

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