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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.

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.