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Fight Off the Flu this Season


The 2016/2017 flu season is upon us, and in most families when one person gets sick the entire family gets sick. Help prevent the spread of the flu this season by being immunized with the seasonal flu shot.

Why get vaccinated?
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United Sates every year, usually between the months of October and May. The Flu is caused by the influenza viruses, and is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing and close contact.

What is the flu shot?
The seasonal flu shot is a vaccine injection that protects adults and children 6 months of age and older against three to four influenza viruses that research indicates will be the most common during the current flu season. There is no live flu virus in the flu shot. Receiving the vaccine cannot cause someone to become sick with the flu.

Who should get the flu vaccine?
The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccinations for children ages 6 months and older, pregnant women, young children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Individuals with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, cancer or receiving cancer treatment, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver disease and obesity are all encouraged to receive an annual flu shot to avoid serious complications due to becoming infected with the flu.

Free Flu Shots
The City of Los Fresnos Community Health Outreach Program will be offering free flu shots to adults and children 6 years and older. Nurses will be at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park located at 900 N. Arroyo, Los Fresnos, TX. 78566 on Friday October 28th from 10:30am – 11:30am to administer vaccines. No appointment is needed.

For more information on the Flu Vaccine visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

Attend the FREE exercise program offered by the City of Los Fresnos at Los Fresnos Memorial Park.

For more information contact Christine De La Rosa, Los Fresnos Community Health Worker at 956-407-3348 or email at [email protected] or Los Fresnos City Hall at 956-233-5768.