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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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Healthier You is a one-stop shop for Floridians to access resources to promote a healthy lifestyle. From staying active to learning new recipes and boosting your nutritional intake, the Florida Department of Health works to educate Floridians on ways to improve habits and overall health.

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Everyone can be infected by influenza – commonly known as the flu. Young children, pregnant women, older adults, and those with chronic medical conditions are especially vulnerable, however, any one is at risk, including healthy children and adults.

Flu can be serious and lead to secondary complications such as pneumonia. Aside from COVID-19, flu is the deadliest vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S. Vaccination is the best defense against flu-related illness, hospitalizations, and death. An annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older with rare exceptions. The flu vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines. Additionally, covering your cough, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and staying home when sick help to reduce the spread of respiratory illness.

To get your flu vaccine, visit your local health department, commercial pharmacy, or primary care physician.