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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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The arrival of fall means cooler weather and planning for the holidays ahead, but it should also mean the time to start thinking about getting your annual flu vaccine. The flu is more than a “just a cold” for many people. The seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It spreads from person to person and, for some, it can result in a serious illness that means lost work time or severe symptoms that require hospitalizations. In some cases, it can lead to death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the flu kills about 24,000 Americans each year.

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