Tampa Tribune Reports on Early Local Flu Season
In case you missed hearing about it on the local news, the flu season appears to have arrived early in the Tampa-Hillsborough-Pasco County region. In fact, at least one healthcare professional is calling the latest outbreak a “mini epidemic” – and some family medical practices are scrambling to get kids, teens and seniors inoculated with the latest flu vaccine before it’s too late. True – the vaccine only protects you against certain strains of the illness, but it’s still a good idea to have that line of defense in place. And when a family member does come down with flu-like symptoms, it’s worth the time to bring them to your primary care physician for treatment that can reduce its symptoms quicker than would otherwise be the case. Read more in the Tampa Tribune here.
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