Have you gotten your flu shot?
While we’re lucky in that we haven’t seen the terrible flu activity that other southern states have been hit with, we are seeing an uptick in our state and also in our Tampa Bay area.
Last week’s weekly report, the Florida Department of Health said the percentage of flu cases in urgent care visits last week was between 4 and 5 percent — putting it above the peak activity seen in the previous four years.
The report from the Florida Department of Health also showed Sarasota and Manatee counties had moderate flu activity and the rest of Tampa Bay had mild activity.
You can catch the flu viruses when infected people cough, sneeze or talk in your vicinity.
It’s not too late to protect yourself by getting vaccinated.
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