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Flu cases spike in Santa Rosa County

Flu cases spike in Santa Rosa County

The 2017-2018 flu season is in full swing and the numbers tell the same story statewide. Counties across Florida are reporting widespread outbreaks with the majority of those cases occurring in senior health facilities, schools and day care centers. This predominant strain of the flu so far this year is the H3N2 virus, and this […]

Flu cases on the rise in Santa Rosa

Flu cases on the rise in Santa Rosa

With an increase in cases of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in our area, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) encourages everyone to protect themselves and their families from the flu by getting vaccinated. According to reports from the Emergency Department at Santa Rosa Medical Center, 2.8 percent of the emergency department […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

During National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 6- 12, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) would like to remind everyone that it is not too late to get a flu shot.  A yearly flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and is the first and most […]

As flu season approaches, you can help yourself and others

As flu season approaches, you can help yourself and others

It’s the beginning of October, and the cooler temperatures of fall are in the air for most other places in the country. Pumpkin-spice flavors are back on the menu in coffee shops and neighbors are beginning to wipe the dust off of their creepiest Halloween decorations. In addition to statues of ghosts and goblins however, […]