TDH flu clinic scheduled Monday

The Texas Department of Health in Brady, located at 1004 S. Bridge Street, will hold their annual flu shot clinic on Monday, Oct. 30. The hours for the flu shot clinic will be 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Due to the shortage of flu vaccine this year, TDH will focus on persons at high risk for complications associated with influenza disease. This includes persons age 65 and over, residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities that house persons of any age who have chronic medical conditions; children and adults who have chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems, including asthma; children and adults who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes mellitus), renal dysfunction, hemoglobinopathies, or immunosuppression (e.g., caused by medications or human immunodeficiency virus); persons aged 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and therefore might be at risk for developing Reye Syndrome after influenza; and women who will be in the second and third trimester of pregnancy during the influenza season. No appointment is necessary and the charge will be $5. If you have medicare, please bring your medicare card to avoid the charge. If you have any questions, please call the TDH Clinic at (915) 597-0550.

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