While a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Florida Department of Health shows a high vaccination rate in Florida. Leon County health officials want to see that number reach 100 percent in time for school starting this August.

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Bay County health officials are offering a two week immunization clinic ahead of students returning to school.  

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Measles cases are rising across the United States. The state health department is working with other officials to monitor people who may have been exposed to the virus.

Officials have identified four cases of measles in the past two weeks. The cases were in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and none come from state residents. The Florida Department of Health is now reaching out to people who may have come in contact with infected visitors.  Tom Truman, a pediatric physician at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital says measles is one of the most contagious diseases.

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.