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MIAMI, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season upon us during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's doubly important to lessen the risk of getting the flu. South Florida PBS Health Channel's "Living Minute" series is here to keep you informed on the latest developments.

Click below to see two of the 200+ produced so far:

Flu Shots Needed to Prevent "Twindemic":  Last year's flu season was very mild because we were still in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions regarding masks and social distancing. But this year, health leaders say there's a real risk of a "twindemic" of flu and COVID happening.

Why the Flu is so Dangerous For Kids: Unlike COVID-19, young children are at high risk of serious complications from influenza infections, so getting a flu shot should be a top priority for protecting kids. The peak of flu season is from December to February.

The Living Minute series consists of daily one-minute reports infused with health and hope covering a range of topics. Reports air on South Florida PBS' channels, WPBT, WXEL and Health Channel and are published on social media @AllHealthGo and website (www.livingminute.tv.) Every day, reports are shared  with PBS stations across the country through MyPBS and Wavelength at no cost.

The Living Minute series is made possible by Thermo Fisher's ReadyCheckGo program a streamlined protocol for students, K-12, to swab and submit samples for testing each day.  K-12 coronavirus testing can be quickly implemented with the Thermo Fisher Scientific ReadyCheckGo testing program. With pooled sampling to keep costs more efficient, swabbing is done by students themselves, and prepaid return shipping to the testing facility, this program is designed to make in-school coronavirus testing an easy reality for students, educators, and parents alike.

About South Florida PBS:

SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is Florida's largest public media company, including public broadcasting stations WXEL-TV, serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, WPBT2, serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and South Florida PBS' newest digital channel, the Health Channel, (a division of AllHealthGo). AllHealthGo's 24/7 television channel, Health Channel and AHG's multi-platform health and wellness service consists of over 1000 hours of content, robust social media platforms, exceptional digital assets, free health counseling service, telehealth services (AllHealthGo Telehealth Care) and weekly virtual and in-person community outreach.

CONTACT:



Jeneissy Azcuy

Anabel Cardenas

Vice President of Marketing and Communication

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

305.424.4013

305.424.4009

jazcuy@SouthFloridaPBS.org

acardenas@SouthFloridaPBS.org 

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SOURCE South Florida PBS; Health Channel

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