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Central Florida Residents Encouraged to be Alert to Flu

wmfe_logo_blueBoth the Health Department and Centra Care are saying Central Floridians need to be on alert for flu. Right now flu cases for the Orlando area are in the moderate range, but there’s a rise in cases in nearby states, and that could cause a problem for people here.

If you haven’t had a flu shot this year, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nationally- only 39-percent of people have had a flu shot this year. And while that’s up slightly from last year, health officials still see it as a low vaccination rate.