A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) shows that flu vaccination protected children against serious flu illness even when they were infected with a flu virus that was antigenically different from the vaccine virus. This reinforces the benefit of flu vaccination, even when circulating flu viruses have drifted and are differentContinue Reading

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The Florida Department of Health (Department) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that, nationwide, for the 2019-2020 seasonContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) is reporting a large increase in influenza activity in schools and the county, prompting a partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Schools to offer no-cost flu shots. The first flu clinic took place at Sickles High School yesterday. Future Flu clinicsContinue Reading


The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is reporting this week a large increase in influenza (flu) activity in schools. This is prompting health officials to call on the public to get their flu vaccine. Flu activity typically peaks between December and February, and it can last as lateContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County that influenza activity continues to be elevated. Although activity decreased in some surveillance systems in week 6, it is too early to know if influenza activity has peaked for the season. Activity remains elevated above peak levels seen in previous seasons. So far this season, forty outbreaksContinue Reading

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Hillsborough County health officials report today that the number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported by health practitioners remains high in the county. During this flu season, 30 outbreaks have been recorded including nine outbreaks of influenza were reported in child care facilities/school and two in long-term care facilities (LTCF). OneContinue Reading