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The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages everyone to “Vaccine Before Halloween”. The flu is a contagious viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Most people usually recover from flu symptoms in less than two weeks; however, some individuals develop life-threatening flu complications that can result in hospitalization or death. According to the CDC, individuals at a higher risk include children younger than 5, adults 65 or older, pregnant women, people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or lung disease, and nursing home residents.

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