Flu shot clinic scheduled at TDH

The Texas Department of Health in Brady, located at 1004 South Bridge Street, will hold its annual flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and from 1-4 p.m. 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, as well as individuals who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases are also encouraged to get a flu shot. Persons ages six months to 18 years who are receiving long-term asprin therapy who might be at risk for developing Reye syndrome after influenza are also encouraged to contact TDH to inquire about obtaining a flu shot. Women who will be in the second or third trimester of pregnancy during the influenza season are at risk as well. No appointment is necessary and the charge is $5. Those with Medicare are asked to bring their Medicare card to avoid being charged. For more information, contact the TDH clinic at (915) 597-0550.

Leave a Comment