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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of Florida and the rest of the country.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The American Red Cross is urging folks to get their flu shot as soon as possible.
Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross is urging Land O' Lakes residents who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now. The widespread flu activity has been reported in 41 states with Florida making the list. Find out where you can receive a flu shot near your home in Land O' Lakes. The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the flu virus during what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says is the worst influenza outbreak in several years in the United States. Tips to help prevent the flu: The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting someone against flu …
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Tampa Bay area and Land O' Lakes than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Florida, activity this year is considered high while it was considered low to moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Land O' Lakes that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Passport Health of Tampa Bay CVS/Pharmacy Store Walgreens Publix More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are …