DSHS: Influenza Awareness Day, Encouraging Texans to get Vaccinated

1 year 3 weeks 9 hours ago Tuesday, October 01 2019 Oct 1, 2019 October 01, 2019 9:49 AM October 01, 2019 in News - Local

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.

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