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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 06: Gautam Gupta receives an influenza shot from Nurse Practitioner Ray Grigorio in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on January 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2013-2014 influenza season is starting to take off in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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