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Florida Department of Health Encourages Kids To Be a Hero and ‘Spill The Water!’ To Fight Mosquitoes

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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health is educating Florida’s youth on mosquito bite prevention and enlisting their help in the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses in a new campaign that encourages kids to “Spill the Water!”

The Florida Department of Health recognizes December 2-8, 2018 as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The department along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind everyone that even though the holiday season has arrived, there is still time to get your flu vaccination. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the vaccine each year to protect against illness.

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Hurricane season is here, and the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County urges all residents and visitors to make preparations ahead of any storm that comes our way. Please visit www.ready.gov for information on how to create a go-kit and a template for a family plan. Being prepared is the best way to keep everyone safe and have a less stressful hurricane season.

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