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January 29, 2013

Miami-Dade County Health Department Teams Up With Miami Children's Hospital to Offer Flu Vaccine for Children


Miami-Dade County Health Department
Contact: Olga Connor
(786) 336-1276
Miami-Dade County Health Department
Marcia Diaz de Villegas
(305) 663-8476
Miami Children's Hospital
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARMENT TEAMS UP WITH MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TO OFFER FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN
- February 2, 2012 -

(Miami, January 29, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County Health Department and Miami Children's Hospital are collaborating to open a special flu vaccination clinic for children.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center
Fuchs Pavilion
10901 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165

What: Free flu Vaccines for children 6 months through 18 years old

The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over 30,000 people die in the United State every year from complications associated with the flu. Other preventive measures recommended by CDC are: Completely cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing to prevent germs from going air borne, wash hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer when not available, properly dispose of used tissues, and stay home if you are sick.

Flu shots are available throughout the county at Miami-Dade County Health department Clinics, physicians' offices, pharmacies, walk-in clinics and other health related facilities. To find flu shot location visit www.flushot.healthmap.org.

For information about the Miami-Dade County Health Department vaccination clinics contact 305-324-2400 or visit www.dadehealth.org

ABOUT MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor.

ABOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Our mission is to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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