Florida Surgeon General wants everyone to get their flu shot

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Surgeon General says the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get your flu shot.

More than 2,900 flu-related deaths have been reported this season, out of 6.4 million cases of the flu so far, according to estimates from the CDC.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County has seen an uptick in the number of people coming in to get their flu shots this year.

Some suggestions for protecting yourself against the flu:
-Make sure you and all of your family members get the flu vaccine.
-Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, multiple times a day.
-Stay home when you are sick to avoid infecting anyone else.

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