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Flu vaccine in Northwest Florida area

Updated: Tuesday, January 15 2013, 09:12 PM EST
Since the flu outbreak there has been a run on flu vaccines across the country.    
The Santa Rosa County Health Department has run out of the adult flu vaccine.
But a new shipment is on the way.
They still have the children's vaccine in stock.
The Escambia County Health Department says they only have a few doses for adults left.
In Okaloosa County The Health Department ran out of the children's vaccine today.. but they have ordered more.
It's free for anyone under 18.
They don't stock the adult vaccine.
Several area pharmacies have also run out of the shots, but say they are ordering more.

For information about flu activity in your area visit and click on Flu Outbreak.
It's under "Hot Topics" on the top of the page.Flu vaccine in Northwest Florida area

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Flu Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:


Flu Symptoms (more intense than common cold):

  • Fever 
  • Body aches
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Dry cough are more common and intense
  • Chills
  • HeadachesCommon

Cold Symptoms:  
  • Stuffy/runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever is rare
  • Slight body aches
  • Mild fatigue

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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