With flu activity continuing to rise all across the U.S., the Florida Department of Health in Duval County is sharing some common-sense tips, to keep you and your family healthy.
The department says the most important thing you can do is, of course, get your flu shot.
DOH-Duval offers flu shots at the following locations and times, with no appointment necessary:
Southside Jacksonville Immunization Center
3225 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 253-1140
1st and 3rd Wednesday: 8:00am-12:00pm
The Immunization Center
5220 N. Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Phone: (904) 253-1420
2nd and 4th Wednesday: 8:00am-12:00pm
You can also use DOH’s flu shot locator, by clicking HERE.
The department says practicing good hygiene is also essential, by properly and frequently washing your hands and avoiding touching your face. They also recommend making it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used areas in your home, school, or office.
If you do begin to experience flu-like symptoms, stay home and call your doctor right away. The DOH-Duval says flu treatment is most effective when started within 48 hours, especially if you or a loved one is at a higher risk for complications. That group includes children younger than 5-years-old, adults over 65, pregnant women, and anyone with underlying medical conditions.