Second Person In Marion County Dies From H1N1 Virus
A second person in Marion County has died from H1N1.
The Marion County Health Department said a 73-year-old resident died of H1N1.
“Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of this citizen,” said Dr. Nathan Grossman, director or the Marion County Health Department. “This tragic loss is a painful reminder that H1N1 flu is still present in our community and reemphasizes the importance of getting the H1N1 vaccine if one has yet to receive it.”
Grossman says it's not to late to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Residents can get the vaccine anytime from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the health department’s main immunizations clinic, 1801 SE 32nd Avenue, in Ocala. The vaccine is free of charge.
For more information, contact the Marion County Health Department at (352) 629-0137, Florida Flu Information Line at 1-877-352-3581 or visit www.myflusafety.com, or www.doh.state.fl.us/chdmarion.
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