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Get Vaccinated to Fight Flu

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The Florida Department of Health in Bay County is reminding all Bay County residents to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Protect yourself and those you love this season by getting by getting your flu shot soon. The season in our area is typically October through March, but the flu can be unpredictable. The CDC says this year’s vaccine is updated to better match viruses that may be circulating in the United States.

How many days does it take to form a new habit? Many studies point to 21 days as the magic number, while other studies suggest it takes months and sometimes up to year for a habit to take hold. Health educators and nutritionists with the Florida Department of Health often promote the health benefits of small lifestyle changes: eating more vegetables and fruits, replacing sodas with water, taking daily walks or choosing the stairs over elevators. These are doable and budget-friendly goals that can fold into your days, become routine and over time do amazing things for your health. The hardest part of healthy habits, after all, is making them stick.

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