State Health Services Seeking to Reduce Hospital Visits Caused by Flu

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WESLACO – The Department of Health and Human Services wants to reduce the number of emergency room visits caused by the flu.

During the last flu season, more than 900 deaths were reported in our region.

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas spoke with Emilie Prot, the DSHS regional medical director.

"We saw a lot of flu activity, we saw hospitalization due to the flu. Our ERs that were overcrowded, and so we really want people to prevent illness and to reduce the symptoms,” says Prot.

If you do not have health insurance and are interested in getting a flu shot, you can contact the county or contact the state to inquire about a reduced-cost flu shot.

LINK: Preventative Steps for the Flu

Watch the video above for more information. 


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