Widespread flu activity is reported in 41 states including Florida.
Friday, January 11
Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now. To find where you can get a flu shot near you, just enter your zip code in "The Flu Vaccine Finder" provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on our article "Where to Get a Flu Shot." STEPS TO PREVENT FLU The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting someone against flu viruses. In addition to getting vaccinated, the Red Cross has some simple steps people can take to help prevent the spread of the flu virus. Parents can also practice these things with their kids to help…
Maintaining independence in a storm is all about preparation. That's especially true for special needs and elderly citizens. Read along as we provide valuable tips and links to important forms and resources.
With hurricane season already underway, Patch is hard at work sifting through information for what experts predict will be an active season. This week, we’re offering information for those who may have special needs, which is defined as those who may require assistance during emergency evacuations. Being prepared and crafting an emergency plan ahead of time, are vital steps toward maintaining independence. Register: The first thing you should do is register as a special needs citizen with the Pinellas County Emergency Management. Getting on the special needs registry ahead of time, allows access to transportation, according to Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes. Special Instructions: The Pinellas County Office of Emergency Services offers a …