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Florida Health Opens Application Window for Emergency Responder Support to Combat Opioids

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Tallahassee, Fla.—In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic the Florida Department of Health has initiated the second funding cycle of the Helping Emergency Responders Obtain Support (HEROS) Program, which distributes medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. The application period is open to eligible emergency responder agencies until December 31, 2018.

The Florida Department of Health recognizes December 2-8, 2018 as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The department along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind everyone that even though the holiday season has arrived, there is still time to get your flu vaccination. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the vaccine each year to protect against illness.

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Hurricane season is here, and the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County urges all residents and visitors to make preparations ahead of any storm that comes our way. Please visit www.ready.gov for information on how to create a go-kit and a template for a family plan. Being prepared is the best way to keep everyone safe and have a less stressful hurricane season.

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