DSHS: Influenza Awareness Day, Encouraging Texans to get Vaccinated
WESLACO – The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends that everyone six months and older get vaccinated to prevent the flu.
According to the release, getting vaccinated is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children and older adults because they are at higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu.
Influenza is an illness caused by one of a number of related viruses.
Symptoms usually include fever, body aches, chills, a dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, headaches and extreme fatigue and can last a week or longer.
However, not all flu sufferers will have a fever.
People can contact their health care provider, local health department, local pharmacy or use the Vaccine Finder to find out where flu shots are available.
Prominent attorney shares the story of his fight with COVID-19
U.S. Supreme Court to hear case on 'Migrant Protection Protocols'
Nursing homes cautiously start allowing visitors again
Harlingen pastor praying for the return of stolen equipment
Sharyland teacher concerned about returning to classroom amid pandemic