DSHS Encourages a Seasonal Flu Shot for Nearly All Texans

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a seasonal flu shot as soon as possible.
“There’s no reason to wait. The supply is here,” said Dr. David Lakey, DSHS commissioner. “We usually see an increase in flu cases in late October or early November. It takes the …

DSHS Ready or Not? Campaign Urges Disaster Preparedness

The Texas Department of State Health Services along with state and local officials today launched this year’s Ready or Not? multilingual public education campaign to encourage Texans to prepare for emergencies.
“Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado or flood, a disaster can strike when we least expect it, and we want people to be prepared,” said Dr. …


The Texas Department of State Health Services has established www.TexasFlu.org as an information and reference source for seasonal and H1N1 flu.
The site will be updated with new and revised information as the flu season progresses.
We encourage you to visit the site, bookmark it and sign up to receive notices of updates via e-mail and Twitter.

Information concerning the H1N1 vaccine

The following is information concerning the H1N1 vaccine.
Persons who will need the vaccine:
• pregnant women
• healthcare workers
• emergency responders
• household members and caregivers of children under the age of 6 months
• anyone 6 months to 24 years of age
• adults age 25 – 64 with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, etc.
H1N1 vaccine is not …

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