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Crist on flu shots: Do as I say, not as I do




At a press conference this morning, Gov. Charlie Crist and State Surgeon General Ana Viamonte Ros urged all Floridians to get their H1N1 and seasonal flu shots.

But has the governor? Not yet: "I have to consult with my physician first," he said. (Crist's personal physician is his father.) Viamonte Ros broke in and said she has received her shots, as have her kids.

Crist stressed that the shots are available for free at county health clinics. Most flu cases right now are of the swine variety, but seasonal flu season will peak in mid February.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:14pm]


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