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A legislative effort to allow pharmacists to issue flu tests to sick Floridians is on hold for now. It comes at a time when health officials say this year’s flu season is just as bad as the swine flu epidemic nearly a decade ago.

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Bay County health officials say they’re ready to start administering flu vaccines for local kids again. The health department ran out of the vaccine earlier this week.

Gulf County Schools To Close For Flu Friday

Jan 25, 2018

The Gulf County School district announced schools would be closed Friday, January 26. It’s the latest sign of a harsh flu season.

Flu Season Expected To Be One Of The Worst This Year

Oct 9, 2017
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This year, the flu season is expected to be among one of the worst to hit the United States.   

Florida Flu Season Worst In Ten Years

Jan 10, 2013

Florida is having the worst flu season it’s had in a decade. That’s according to the state surgeon general. The number of flu cases all over the state is much higher than expected at this point in the season.

Pharmacies and doctors offices around Florida have been busy giving out a lot of flu shots. And state Surgeon General John Armstrong said, that’s a good thing, because flu season is bad this year.

“The last time we had a moderately severe flu season like this in Florida was about 10 years ago," he said.

Flu Season Is Underway

Nov 29, 2012

Officials have confirmed the death of a Wakulla County resident, who is the first in the area to die from flu related complications this season.

Officials recommend that people get flu shots annually in order to protect themselves from what can be a nasty and sometimes deadly illness. Padraic Juarez is the administrator for the Wakulla County health department. He said there are some people who are especially at risk of complications from the flu.

Leon County Braces For Flu Season

Oct 26, 2012

As the flu season quickly approaches, the Leon County Health Department is urging its residents to get vaccinated against the virus. 

The Leon County Health Department is holding two flu immunization clinics, October 30th, and November 6th.  The clinics are open to all Leon County residents, including children, and cost $22 dollars.  Dr. Homer Rice, Administrator of the Leon County Health Department said the best prevention for the flu is the flu vaccine.