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The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County Urges Residents to Help Fight the Flu

By Jeremy Lanier

October 01, 2020

Contact:

Jeremy Lanier OsceolaPIO@flhealth.gov

407-343-2132

Kissimmee, Fla — The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) is urging residents to contact their healthcare provider or pharmacy to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to offer protection.

Getting the flu shot each year is important. Reducing illness and hospitalization from flu is even more critical this year to protect frontline health care workers and hospital systems who will continue to care for people with COVID-19 and other illnesses. Until there is a steady vaccine supply against COVID-19, the best way to prevent these two viruses from circulating at the same time is to get your flu shot now.

The FDOH-Osceola is now offering flu shots for children and uninsured adults by appointment only. Please call (407) 343-2000 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Your flu shot is the first and most important step to help fight the flu. To locate a vaccine near you, visit: VaccineFinder.org

For further information regarding messaging and guidance visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2020/09/090920-flu-prevention.article.html.

About the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County

The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.