DALLAS (December 10, 2019) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) begins Tuesday, Dec. 10 offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults at no charge. The seasonal flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County residents.
“We’re seeing much more flu cases earlier this year than last”, said DCHHS Director Dr. Philip Huang. “It’s not too late to get your seasonal flu vaccine”.
Practice healthy habits to prevent flu such as:
Getting a flu vaccine every year, especially people at high risk
Washing your hands often with soap and water
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or into your elbow
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home when you are sick
If you get sick with the flu, take antiviral medications if your doctor prescribes them
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a yearly flu vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and older, with rare exception. Individuals should discuss flu vaccine concerns with a health care provider.