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Florida Department of Health Updates on Flu Season

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Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health (Department) encourages Floridians to get vaccinated against influenza (flu). After vaccination, it takes about 2 weeks for the body to develop protection. Flu shots are the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu and its potentially serious impacts.

The Florida Department of Health in Dixie County is suspending the COVID-19 testing site at the Suwannee River Fairgrounds in Fanning Springs, effective immediately. We will continue to monitor the need for testing and will mobilize clinics as needed. The current weekly testing schedule is as follows: • Wednesdays – Florida Department of Health in Dixie County – 8:30 am. • Thursdays – Florida Department of Health in Levy County – 8:30 am. • Fridays – Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County located at the Trenton Southside Park – 8:30 am. The most up to date information will be posted at Dixie.floridahealth.gov. Individuals may also contact the Health Department at 352-498-1360.

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