Health Department: Flu Activity Mild In Escambia County

February 12, 2019

According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), flu activity is increasing statewide and heightened activity is expected for several more weeks.

The report shows flu activity in Escambia County was mild reached a plateau and was mild, compared to increasing flu cases in almost tw0-thirds of Florida counties.

“It’s not too late to get your flu shot,” said FDOH-Escambia director, John J. Lanza. “Everyone over six months of age should get the flu shot, especially those with increased risk for flu-related complications.”

People with increased risk for flu-related complications include children from birth to age 5, adults age 65 and older, pregnant women, and people who have existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop protection against the flu.

Graphics: Florida Department of Health


2 Responses to “Health Department: Flu Activity Mild In Escambia County”

  1. Native 1950 on February 12th, 2019 6:34 pm

    Good advice, Vulcanrider! ;-)

  2. Vulcanrider on February 12th, 2019 8:59 am

    Reporting can be a little decieving…for instance, if I live in Santa Rosa but see a doctor in Escambia, it’s reported as an Escambia case. But I’m spreading it all over Santa Rosa. Take the trends and case numbers with a grain of salt is all I’m saying. And get a flu shot if there’s no medical reason for you to not to!

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