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Date:   Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Media contact: Paul Butler –Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424  Cell: After Hours Call In Number: (352) 728-7662
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The Florida Department of Health in Lake County to
Offer Senior Flu Shots

Lake County – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will be offering flu shots to Seniors at the below clinical sites on Thursday, October 23rd from 1:30 – 4:00 PM.   The shots will be available as long as supplies last.  There is no charge for the flu shot with a valid Medicare Part B card and the cost without a card is $25.00. The flu vaccine will be offered either by appointment or on a walk in basis at the sites indicated below:

                                 Umatilla Health Center                 Leesburg Health Center
                                 240 East Collins Street                 2113 Griffin Road
                                 Leesburg, FL 32784                      Leesburg, FL 34748
                                 (352) 771-5000                            (352) 360-6548    

Date:   September 23, 2014
Media contact: Paul Butler – Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424 After Hours Call In Number: (352)  728-7662
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Florida Department of Health in Lake County to Offer Preventive Health Screenings in Private and Charter Schools  

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County would like to welcome students back to school, and is offering preventive school-based screenings (vision, hearing, scoliosis and growth & development) for students attending private and charter schools in Lake County.  

These preventive school-based screenings are provided to public and participating private and charter school children in grades kindergarten through twelfth in each of Florida’s 67 school districts.  The results of these screenings are not a diagnosis, but rather a tool you may take to your child’s physician to follow up on any screening results.  The goal of school health services is to ensure that students are healthy, in school, and ready to learn.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Media Contact: Paul Butler, Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424 Cell: (352) 516-4491
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 The Florida Department of Health in Lake County Reminds Residents on the Importance of Remembering to “Drain and Cover”

 

Lake - The Florida Department of Health in Lake County reminds residents and visitors that it is important to "Drain and Cover”.   The Florida Department of Health (DOH) works with partner agencies, including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, mosquito control agencies, and state universities year-round to monitor for the presence of illnesses carried by mosquitoes including West Nile virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria and dengue.  The Department encourages everyone to take simple precautions to protect themselves and their neighbors from mosquito-borne illnesses which have received increased attention recently in Florida. 

"A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to follow the "Drain and Cover” method,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children's Medical Services.  "Drain water from any containers around your home, cover your skin with clothing and mosquito repellent and cover doors and windows with screen to keep mosquitoes out of your home or business.”

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