Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Get Vaccinated Says Florida Governor

Health Departments Offer Free Vaccinations

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist today encouraged Floridians to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and H1N1 Swine Flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week, taking place January 10 – 16, 2010. Governor Crist and State Surgeon General Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros highlighted the importance of influenza vaccination by launching a statewide campaign, "Spread the Word, Not the Flu."

"I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and H1N1 flu," said Surgeon General Ana Viamonte Ros. "Now is the perfect time for Floridians to protect themselves, their families and community from these potentially deadly viruses."

Florida's County Health Departments continue to offer free public flu vaccination clinics, many with extended hours. To learn more about National Influenza Vaccination Week and H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine in your local community, visit the Florida Department of Health's Web site at www.myflusafety.com or call the Florida Flu Information Line at 1-877-352-3581.

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