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State of Florida Deploys Tools to Address Overdose Crisis

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Tallahassee, Fla.— Last week, First Lady Casey DeSantis brought together the Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris, State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo and law enforcement to discuss the recent increases in overdoses associated with fentanyl in Gadsden County.

Vulnerable populations at risk for severe COVID-19:
Certain populations are at greater risk of progressing to severe disease and warrant more significant consideration for prophylaxis or treatment.

  • Patients who are older (≥65 years), have comorbidities, or are immunocompromised are at higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
  • When necessary, providers should prioritize treating patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19 illness, including older and immunocompromised individuals and those with clinical risk factors.

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Community members, including healthcare providers, of Bradford and Union counties are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by taking a 10-minute survey at www.WellFlorida.org. Survey participants will have the opportunity to win a $20 gift card. Survey results, along with research and health-related data, will be used to assess the region's most pressing health needs. For more information on the Community Health Survey, contact Lindsey Redding at lredding@wellflorida.org or 352-313-6500, ext. 110.

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