Flu-Related Deaths Reported

More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Dallas County

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting a third and fourth flu-related death in Dallas County for the 2018-2019 season. The patient’s ages are unknown; both were residents of Dallas and Sunnyvale, DCHHS said in a news release

“We cannot predict the intensity, severity or duration of the flu season from year to year,” Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director, said in the release. “The best way to protect yourself and others is to get your seasonal flu shot.”

DCHHS is extending free flu vaccines to adults and seniors at the following locations and community events while supplies last:

Main DCHHS Building 2377 North Stemmons Freeway, First Floor, Dallas, Texas 75207January 16, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Mexican Consulate 1210 River Bend Dr., Dallas, TX 75247January 19, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm at the South Garland Branch Library 4845 Broadway Blvd, Garland, TX 75043January 30, 2019 from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Mexican Consulate 1210 River Bend Dr., Dallas, TX 75247

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and older, with rare exception, the news release said. The adult flu vaccine is given in the adult immunization clinic on the first floor at the DCHHS building located at 2377 N. Stemmons Frwy in Dallas. The children’s vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 214-819-2162 or visit www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/influenza.html

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