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October 08, 2019 - Hershey, PA

Health Department Encourages Pennsylvanians to Receive Flu Vaccine, Practice Healthy Habits as Flu Season Begins

At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.

'The flu is serious and can be deadly, which is why it is so important for everyone to take the proper precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones and anyone they meet,' said Dr. Levine. 'Last year, we had more than 122,000 cases statewide and 258 deaths. It is imperative that you get your flu vaccine now so you can be protected throughout the flu season. There is no better measure to protect yourself than to get a flu vaccine.'



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine reciving her flu vaccine from Penn State Health RN Lori Bechtel at today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  The Department of Health reminds residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May.   October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine reciving her flu vaccine from Penn State Health RN Lori Bechtel at today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  The Department of Health reminds residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May.   October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  President of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Deborah Berini speaks at today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Residents are also encouraged to get their flu vaccine before the end of October.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Dr. Todd Felix, family medicine physician at Penn State Health, speaks at today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Residents are also encouraged to get their flu vaccine before the end of October.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Dr. Todd Felix, family medicine physician at Penn State Health, speaks at today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Residents are also encouraged to get their flu vaccine before the end of October.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Deborah Berini, president of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health, attended today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  The Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17471_DOH_FluSeason_AG_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Deborah Berini, president of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, attended today's event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  The Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.  October 8, 2019.